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Pedestrian dies in hospital after collision with van

Emergency services were called to the A96 in Forres at 7.20am on Monday.

Forres: The man was hit on the road next to Christie-Elite Nurseries.
Forres: The man was hit on the road next to Christie-Elite Nurseries. Google 2018.

A man has died after being hit by a van on a busy road in Moray.

The 58-year-old pedestrian was struck by the green and white Iveco at around 7.20am on Monday on the A96 Forres bypass near Christie-Elite Nurseries.

The man was taken to Dr Gray's Hospital in Elgin, but was pronounced dead a short a time later. The driver of the van was not injured in the accident.

Police closed the road between Market Street and the roundabout at the A96 junction with the B9011 for several hours as investigation works took place. The area was reopened by 2.45pm.

The victim's next of kin have been notified.

'Our thoughts are with this man's family at this very sad time'
Sergeant Rob Warnock

Sergeant Rob Warnock said: "Our thoughts are with this man's family at this very sad time.

"We have already spoken to a number of people in relation to this tragic incident however I would still urge anyone who either saw the van or the pedestrian prior to the collision or saw what happened to get in touch.

"The road closure will remain in place until enquiries at the scene have been carried out.

"I would like to thank motorists for their patience while this is done."

Traffic Scotland earlier advised drivers to be aware of the closure, while Stagecoach warned that services may be delayed due to the accident.

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