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One-year-old baby dies in crash with Land Rover in Aberdeenshire church car park

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A one-year-old tot has been tragically killed after being hit by a car outside a Scots church.Emergency services raced to Plymouth Brethren Church in Balmedie, Aberdeenshire around 7.45pm last night.The one-year-old girl was struck by a Land Rover in the car park.The child was rushed to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, however she sadly died a short time later.The 40-year-old man driving the car was uninjured.The church say they are supporting the devastated family.Rod Buckley of Plymouth Brethren Christian Church said: "Sadly, we can confirm that an incident at the Plymouth Brethren Meeting Hall car park in Balmedie involving a single vehicle and a young child happened last evening. " The young child was tragically pronounced dead after being taken to hospital."We are a very supportive church, and we are giving the family and friends of the people involved in the accident the help they need."On behalf of the church, I would like to thank the emergency first responders who have been very professional and compassionate in their response."Inspector Scott Deans, from Roads Policing, said: “At this time, our thoughts are with the family of the deceased, along with everyone else affected by this tragic incident.“Our investigation into the circumstances remain ongoing and we’d like to thank the wider Balmedie community for their patience and understanding as officers carry out their enquiries in the area.“Anyone with information should contact police on 101, quoting incident 3390 of 15 May, 2024.” Don't miss the latest news from around Scotland and beyond - Sign up to our daily newsletter here.

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