Man hit by car in city centre as emergency services close street

Emergency services were called to Argyle Street shortly after midday on Thursday and remain on the scene.

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A man has been hit by a car in Glasgow city centre.

Emergency services were called to Argyle Street near its junction with James Watt Street shortly after midday on Thursday.

The condition of the pedestrian is unknown but he was taken to the Glasgow Royal Infirmary by ambulance.

The driver and passenger in the car were unhurt.

Police said enquiries into the collision were ongoing.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Around 12.05 pm on Thursday, February 9, 2023, police were called to a road crash involving a male pedestrian and a car on Argyle Street at James Watt Street, Glasgow.

“The pedestrian was taken by ambulance to the Glasgow Royal Infirmary. No details on any injury at this time.

“There was no injury to the driver and single occupant of the car.

“Enquiries in to the crash are continuing.”

It is the latest in a spate of serious crashes that have seen three people killed and others badly hurt in the city.

Emma Newman, from Paris, died after she was hit by a lorry while cycling across King George V Bridge, near the Broomielaw, on Friday, January 27.

On Thursday, February 2, two crashes took place on St Vincent Street within 45 minutes of each other.

Chinenye Vera Okonkwo was hit by a car while walking at around 7.40pm on Thursday.

The 33-year-old from Nigeria was pronounced dead at the scene. She had been studying public health at Glasgow Caledonian University, where she had been enrolled since January 2022.

Shortly after Ms Okonkwo was struck, a 64-year-old woman was critically injured after being involved in a collision with a grey VW Tiguan car on Elmbank Street at its junction with St Vincent Street.

Police were unable to identify her for several days and appealed for information, but said on Tuesday that the woman had been identified and her family informed.

A 64-year-old dog walker died after being struck by a car in the Queenslie area of Glasgow at around 8.30pm on Monday, February 6. The man was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash on Bartiebeith Road.