11-year-old girl dies a week after being hit by RCV

Police Scotland have confirmed that an 11-year-old girl who was hit by a bin lorry in the Scottish Borders last month has died. 

Police Scotland is appealing for information following the incident on 31 January

The incident took place on 31 January, where Police Scotland explained that at around 8.05am it received a report of a road traffic collision involving a bin lorry and a pedestrian on the A6105 near a junction with an unclassified local road (see letsrecycle.com story).

Emergency services attended and the girl, the pedestrian, was taken by air ambulance to the Royal Hospital for Children in Edinburgh. Her condition was described as critical.

The police confirmed in a statement yesterday (8 February) that the girl, Elizabeth Bell from East Gordon, died on Wednesday, 7 February.


Sergeant Dom Doyle said: “Our thoughts are with Elizabeth’s family and they have asked for privacy at this very difficult time.”

“Enquiries are ongoing and we are asking anyone who has not already spoken to officers and can assist with our investigation to get in touch.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident number 0574 of Wednesday, 31 January, 2024.

Borders council said it is “cooperating fully with ongoing investigations into the circumstances of this tragic incident” while also offering its “deepest sympathies”.

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