A police officer has been charged in connection with the death of a woman who was struck by a marked police van in North Lanarkshire.
Margaret McCarron, previously Boland, 58, was struck by the vehicle on Merry Street, Motherwell, on Sunday, September 19, 2021.
She was taken to University Hospital Wishaw following the incident at around 8.20pm, but was pronounced dead shortly after arrival.
Police Scotland said the marked Ford Transit van was on routine duties at the time and did not have either blue lights or sirens on.
Neither of the officers in the van were injured.
The Police Investigations and Review Commissioner (Pirc) had been instructed by the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service to investigate the death.
A 30-year-old officer has now been charged in connection with the crash, the watchdog confirmed.
A PIRC spokesperson said: “We were instructed by the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service to investigate the death of Margaret McCarron in Motherwell on September 19, 2021, when she received fatal injuries after being struck by a police vehicle.
“On the further instruction of COPFS, a 30-year-old police officer has now been charged in connection with the matter.
“A further report has been submitted to the COPFS.”
A COPFS spokesperson added: “The Procurator Fiscal has received a report concerning a 30-year-old in relation to an alleged incident on September 19, 2021.
“The report remains under the consideration of the Procurator Fiscal.”