Tuesday 24 January 2017

'Happy-go-lucky' boy (9) killed after bike struck by van

Hilary Duncanson

Published 23/05/2016 | 18:43

Ethan Ritchie who died after his bicycle was struck by a van in Airth, in the Falkirk Council area Credit: Police Scotland/PA Wire
Ethan Ritchie who died after his bicycle was struck by a van in Airth, in the Falkirk Council area Credit: Police Scotland/PA Wire

A nine-year-old boy has died after his bicycle was struck by a van.

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Ethan Ritchie was on his bike on Friday evening in Airth, in the Falkirk Council area, when he was knocked down by the van in Kennedy Way.

He was taken to Forth Valley Royal Hospital following the collision, which happened at around 7.15pm, but he died a short time later.

Police Scotland, who revealed details of the crash on Monday, said Ethan's family have described him as a "happy-go-lucky boy".

Inquiries are taking place and anyone with information is asked to contact Pc Mark Grant at the Road Policing Unit in Stirling on 101.

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