A teenager who was left in a coma after being hit by a van on an Aberdeen bypass after being dropped off by police has launched legal action against the force.
Flynn Scott, 19, was helped by police who picked him up after a night out with friends in Aberdeen, but after he was dropped off around 2am near the A944 junction of the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route, he was struck by a van and left fighting for his life in hospital.
The talented footballer had been the captain of the Westdyke Community Football Club under 18s and had been accepted to study International Football Management at the University Campus of Football Business’s Etihad Campus in Manchester.
He is now taking Police Scotland’s chief constable, Sir Iain Livingstone, to court and could be in line for a six-figure sum of compensation.
A spokesman for his legal team, Digby Brown Solicitors, confirmed: “A civil case has been raised but as it’s ongoing we cannot comment further.”
A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “As legal proceedings are ongoing we are unable to comment.”
The action was launched after Police Scotland failed to respond to correspondence from Mr Scott’s lawyers as they sought to secure a financial settlement.
Chief constable Sir Iain Livingstone now has until Tuesday August 8 to make contact but if both sides cannot reach an agreement out of court, then a trial could follow.
Last year, the Police Investigations and Review Commissioner (PIRC) probed the incident.