Two pedestrians killed after being hit by cars in separate incidents

A 55-year-old woman and an 72-year-old man have died following crashes in Lanarkshire.

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Police are appealing for witnesses to both incidents.

Two pedestrians have been killed after being hit by cars in separate incidents in Lanarkshire.

A 55-year-old woman was struck on Croftfoot Road near Rutherglen, South Lanarkshire, at around 6.35pm on Thursday evening.

Emergency services attended, but she was pronounced dead at the scene.

Less than an hour later, an 72-year-old man died after being hit by a car in North Lanarkshire.

The pensioner was struck on Whifflet Street in Coatbridge at about 7.20pm. Emergency services attended but he too was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police are appealing for witnesses to both incidents.

Sergeant John Tait from Motherwell Road Policing said: “Sadly two fatal road crashes have occurred in the region in a short space of time.

“We are looking to speak to anyone who was in the Whifflet Street area at the time or has dashcam footage of the incident to get in touch via 101 quoting incident reference number 2982 of 13 January 2022.”

Sergeant Adnan Alam from the same unit said inquiries into the Rutherglen crash involving the woman are at an early stage.

He added: “It has happened on a busy road, and we are appealing to anyone who was in the area at the time or has dashcam footage from the scene to get in touch via 101 quoting incident reference number 2816 of January 13 2022.”