Pensioner dies in hospital after being hit by car while walking dog

The 88-year-old man died in hospital as a result of his injuries on Saturday December 23.

Pensioner, 88, dies in hospital after being struck by car while walking dog on the A768 in Loanhead

An 88-year-old man has died in hospital days after being struck by a car in Loanhead.

The incident happened around 7am on Tuesday December 19 at Knivensknowe Road and involved the man, who was a pedestrian, and a Honda Civic car.

The pensioner was taken to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, where he died as a result of injuries on Saturday December 23.

He was walking his dog at the time of the collision, which has also since passed away.

The male driver of the car did not require medical treatment.

Sergeant Grant Hastie of Police Scotland’s Road Policing Unit said: “Our investigation into the circumstances of this collision are ongoing and our thoughts are with the man’s family and friends at this difficult time.

“We would urge anyone who may have information which not yet been passed to police to come forward.

“In particular we are working to identify two people who were at a bus stop near where the incident happened at the time and would urge them to come forward.

“Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland through 101 with reference number 0499 of 19 December.”

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