Man pronounced dead after being struck by HGV as road closed 

Callender's main street has been closed in both directions following the crash on Thursday.

Callander Main Street closed down after pedestrian dies after being knocked down by HGV © Google Maps 2024

A man has died after being knocked down by a HGV on a Perthshire town’s main street.

Emergency services were called to Main Street at the junction of Bridge Street, in Callander, at around 11am on Thursday.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue confirmed that a 79-year-old man had been struck by a heavy goods vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the HGV, a 49-year-old man, was not injured.

Four appliances from Callander, Dunfermline, Bridge of Allan and Glasgow remain in attendance and the A84 is closed in both directions at Doune.

Inspector Andrew Thomson said: “Our thoughts are with the man’s family and friends at this difficult time.

“Enquiries are ongoing and I would ask anyone who has not already spoken to officers and can assist with our investigation to get in touch

“I am keen for drivers who have dashcam footage that captures the vehicle or the pedestrian involved prior to the collision happening to contact us.

“I would like to extend my thanks to the members of the public who stopped and provided assistance.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland via 101 quoting incident number 1136 of 9 May, 2024.

A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: “We were alerted at 10.51am on Thursday, May 9 to an incident involving a pedestrian and a vehicle at Ancaster Square, Main Street, Callander.

“Operations Control mobilised three fire appliances and one heavy rescue unit to the area where firefighters assisted emergency service partners.

“Crews have now left the scene.”

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