Boy, aged 5, dies after being struck by van at school pick-up time

Boy, aged 5, dies after being struck by van at school pick-up time

A 5-year-old boy has died after being hit by a van in Glasgow.

The accident happened at about 3:15pm today at Dalness Street, Shettleston, in the east end of the city.

The boy was "seriously injured" after being struck by a white Ford Transit van.

He was taken by ambulance to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital where he died a short time later.

Sergeant Jackie Dunbar, said: "From our inquiries so far, it would appear that the boy, a pupil at St Paul's (Shettleston) Primary School on Anwoth Street, Glasgow, was struck by the van, which had come in to Dalness Street from Tollcross Road, as it turned into a car park on Dalness Street.

"It was picking up time at the school and there were a number of people in the area at the time of the incident.

"I would ask that anyone who saw what happened, and who has not already been spoken to by police, to contact officers."

Dalness Street was closed at Dalness Close to allow officers to carry out their investigations with local diversions in place.

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