Man dies after being hit by car in Rutherglen


A 72-year-old man has died after being hit by a car in South Lanarkshire.

It happened at about 2245 BST on Tuesday on Mill Street near to Milrig Road in Rutherglen.

Strathclyde Police said a 37-year-old man appeared to have lost control of the Skoda Octavia he was driving and struck pensioner Thomas Nelson, who lived locally.

He was taken to the Western Infirmary in Glasgow but died a short time later. Police have appealed for witnesses.

A full report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal.

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