A 60-year-old woman who died after a horrific road accident in Glasgow has been named.
Valerie Thomson, from the west end of Glasgow, was killed when she was stuck by a white lorry as she crossed Great Western Road, near to Colebrooke Street at around 5.30pm on Friday.
She received serious injuries and died at the scene. Police are now trying to trace the driver of the vehicle.
As a result of the accident, Great Western Road was closed between Otago Street and the entrance to Park Road for several hours. Traffic was backed up all around the area, causing chaos for many commuters returning home from work.
Ms Thomson was one of six people who died on Scotland’s roads in a 12-hour period.
Fraser Armour, 24, from Kilmacolm, was killed after his Aprilia 1000 motorbike left the road in the village’s Auchenbothie Gardens and struck a wall.
He received serious injuries and was taken by ambulance to Inverclyde Royal Hospital where he sadly died a short time later.
Two teenagers and a 54-year-old woman, meanwhile, were killed after a crash in East Lothian on Friday night. The 17-year-old youths were in a Renault Clio which was involved in a collision with a Nissan Micra, driven by the woman.
The incident happened at about 9.10pm on the A199 Tranent to Haddington road, opposite the Macmerry Industrial Estate, near Tranent.
In Grampian, police said a female pedestrian had been killed following a road traffic collision on Saturday morning. The crash involved a red Fiat Punto on Stotfield Road, Lossiemouth, shortly after 1am.
The driver of the car was injured in the collision and was taken to hospital. The road was closed for investigations to be carried out and officers have appealed for any witnesses to contact them.