Boy, three, dies after being hit by forklift on farm
The child was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash in Fife on Tuesday night.
A three-year-old boy has died after being hit by a forklift on a farm.
The incident took place at Cuttlehill Farm, Crossgates, at around 5.15pm on Tuesday.
The child, named locally as Stuart Nelson, died at the scene and police are investigating the circumstances.
It is understood that he was struck by a reversing forklift being driven by a relative.
A police spokesman said: "Police in Fife are investigating after a child was killed during a collision on a farm in Fife.
"The incident happened around 5.10pm on Tuesday at a property in Crossgates.
"A three-year-old boy sustained fatal injuries after he was involved in a collision with a farm vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene.
"Inquiries into the full circumstances surrounding this matter are continuing."
A spokesman for the ambulance service said: "We got a call at 5.17pm yesterday evening to respond to an incident in Crossgates, Fife.
"We dispatched multiple resources. The first unit arrived at the scene at 5.21pm."
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) confirmed it had received a report about the incident and was "making inquiries".
Reverend Gavin Boswell, minister of nearby Crossgates Church, said: "This is a tragedy that has left members of the close knit community shocked and stunned.
"It is truly heartbreaking to lose a child under any circumstances.
"Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family at this extremely difficult time."