Police watchdog probe officer contact with teen before hit by van

The 18-year-old was struck by a van on the A90 on May 29 and remains in a critical condition in hospital.

PIRC investigate police contact with teenager before he was hit by van on A90 near Aberdeen iStock
A90: Police watchdog investigates officer contact with teenager prior to crash.

The police watchdog is investigating officer contact with a teenager before he was hit by a van on the A90. 

The 18-year-old was struck by a white Mercedes Sprinter just outside Kingswells village in the early hours of Sunday on May 29.

He was rushed to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary and remains in a critical condition. 

Police appealed for witnesses to come forward following the crash.

On Thursday, the force confirmed officers were being investigated by the Police Investigations and Review Commissioner (PIRC). 

A Police Scotland spokesperson said : “The matter has been referred to PIRC and therefore it would be inappropriate to comment further.”

PIRC have been contacted for comment.