Calendar An icon of a desk calendar. Cancel An icon of a circle with a diagonal line across. Caret An icon of a block arrow pointing to the right. Email An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of the Facebook "f" mark. Google An icon of the Google "G" mark. Linked In An icon of the Linked In "in" mark. Logout An icon representing logout. Profile An icon that resembles human head and shoulders. Telephone An icon of a traditional telephone receiver. Tick An icon of a tick mark. Is Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes. Is Not Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes with a diagonal line through it. Pause Icon A two-lined pause icon for stopping interactions. Quote Mark A opening quote mark. Quote Mark A closing quote mark. Arrow An icon of an arrow. Folder An icon of a paper folder. Breaking An icon of an exclamation mark on a circular background. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Caret An icon of a caret arrow. Clock An icon of a clock face. Close An icon of the an X shape. Close Icon An icon used to represent where to interact to collapse or dismiss a component Comment An icon of a speech bubble. Comments An icon of a speech bubble, denoting user comments. Ellipsis An icon of 3 horizontal dots. Envelope An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of a facebook f logo. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Home An icon of a house. Instagram An icon of the Instagram logo. LinkedIn An icon of the LinkedIn logo. Magnifying Glass An icon of a magnifying glass. Search Icon A magnifying glass icon that is used to represent the function of searching. Menu An icon of 3 horizontal lines. Hamburger Menu Icon An icon used to represent a collapsed menu. Next An icon of an arrow pointing to the right. Notice An explanation mark centred inside a circle. Previous An icon of an arrow pointing to the left. Rating An icon of a star. Tag An icon of a tag. Twitter An icon of the Twitter logo. Video Camera An icon of a video camera shape. Speech Bubble Icon A icon displaying a speech bubble WhatsApp An icon of the WhatsApp logo. Information An icon of an information logo. Plus A mathematical 'plus' symbol. Duration An icon indicating Time. Success Tick An icon of a green tick. Success Tick Timeout An icon of a greyed out success tick. Loading Spinner An icon of a loading spinner.

Two-year-old girl dies in Coupar Angus crash

A two-year-old girl has died after being struck by a out-of-control car in Coupar Angus on Thursday.

Her five-year-old brother and 17-year-old sister were also struck and are being treated for serious injuries in Ninewells Hospital.

All three were walking on Forfar Road when the tragedy occurred.

Two vehicles, a black Ford Focus and a silver Citroen people carrier, were involved in a collision, which led to one car ploughing into the group, who were believed to be walking together.

The incident occurred near Larghan Park around 3.15pm.

Police, the Scottish Ambulance Service, Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance (SCAA) and a trauma team attended.

Inspector Ray Cuthill from Police Scotland said: “Two vehicles were in collision.

“As a result of this collision three pedestrians were struck. Sadly, a two-year-old girl has died.

“A five-year-old boy and a 17-year-old girl have also been injured and have been conveyed to hospital.

“First and foremost, our thoughts are with the family of the young girl.”


The drivers of the two vehicles were unhurt.

Anyone who witnessed the accident is asked to call Police Scotland on 101.

Coupar Angus residents were alerted to the accident by the arrival of the air ambulance shortly after 3pm.

Undertakers arrived at the scene shortly after 6pm, confirming the accident had claimed a life.

However, the full scale of the tragedy did become apparent until just after 8pm.

One dog walker in the area said: “There is a tent up there – it just makes you feel sick.

“You just hope everyone is alright.”

It was a day of tragedy on Perthshire’s roads as another accident on the A9 claimed the life of a motorist.

Already a subscriber? Sign in