Family of toddler killed after being struck by car launch damages claim

No one was charged with the death of Robyn Knox in 2020 however her parents now want to pursue action through the civil courts.

Family of Fife toddler Robyn Knox killed after being hit by car in Dunfermline launch legal damages claim Police Scotland

The family of a toddler killed after being hit by a car in Fife are to take legal action against the driver.

Robyn Knox died in August 2020 after she was struck by the vehicle in the Townhill area of Dunfermline.

The three-year-old, from Cardenden, was rushed to Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy, but passed away a short time later, leaving dad Barry and mum Danielle Falconer “shattered”.

The driver of the car did not face criminal prosecution, but Robyn’s parents now plan to pursue damages through the civil courts.

No one else was injured in the incident.

In a statement released through lawyers Digby Brown, her parents said they were “committed to getting the justice Robyn’s family deserved”.

Innes Laing, partner at the firm in Kirkcaldy, said: “I can confirm a legal action has now been raised in relation to the truly devastating loss of Robyn.

“No criminal action was taken against the driver however a lack of prosecution does not prevent people from seeking justice via the civil courts.

“The legal action is in the early stages so we cannot comment on specific details but we are committed to ensuring Robyn’s family get the answers and recognition they deserve.”

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