Tributes have been paid to a father-of-two who has tragically passed away following a suspected hit-and-run in Fife a few days ago.
Dave Mcarthur, 43, was hit by a white Ford Transit panel van on Station Road, Cardenden, at around 8.05pm on Thursday and was taken to Edinburgh’s Western General Hospital in a critical condition.
Police Scotland confirmed early yesterday morning that Mr Mcarthur passed away at the weekend and have again appealed for witnesses to the crash which ultimately led to his death.
Mr Mcarthur had been shopping with his mother immediately prior to the incident, which happened outside the village’s Tesco Express supermarket, not far from the junction with Gammie Place.
Friends have described Mr Mcarthur as a loving husband to wife Alana and devoted father to two young daughters and he was a well-known face in the community.
A keen football fan who travelled all over Europe with the Tartan Army, Mr Mcarthur served in the armed forces for many years before serving the community in civilian life by helping people with addictions.
It is understood Mr and Mrs Mcarthur recently got a mortgage accepted for a new home before tragedy struck on Thursday.
Friend Peter Kwok described Mr Mcarthur as a “special and lovely man” and has set up a crowdfunding page to support his family after his sudden passing.
Around £3,000 was raised within just 24 hours of the page being set up, and the target was increased to £7,500 to reflect the messages of support for Mr Mcarthur’s loved ones.
One message read: “I’ve only known David for a short time but he has been a real help and inspiration to me. Can’t stop thinking of his wife and children. So sad.”
While another read: “Took so much from this guy in the short time I have met him. Truly shocked and saddened to hear this today, thoughts are with his family to which he adored.”
Donations are continuing to flood into the crowdfunding page which is available here.
Sergeant Nicola Young, of the Fife Road Policing Unit, confirmed a 41-year-old has been arrested in connection with the collision as part of an ongoing investigation but enquiries are still at an early stage.
She said: “Our thoughts are very much with the man’s family and all those affected by this tragic incident.
“An investigation into the circumstances surrounding the collision is ongoing and I urge anyone who either saw what happened, or saw the vehicle involved in the collision, to please get in touch as soon as possible.
“Dash-cam footage in particular would be extremely helpful.”
Anyone who may have witnessed what happened, or who may have information about the incident, can contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident number 3318 of November 28.