Tayside and Central Scotland

Ethan Richie, 9, dies after bike hit by van in Airth

Ethan Ritchie Image copyright Police Scotland/Google
Image caption Ethan was riding his bike in Kennedy Way when he was fatally injured

A nine-year-old boy died after his bike was hit by a van, police have revealed.

Ethan Ritchie was on his bicycle in Airth, near Falkirk, at about 19:15 on Friday when he was involved in a collision with the van in Kennedy Way.

He was taken to the Forth Valley Royal Hospital, where he died a short time later.

In a statement released through the police, Ethan's family described him as a "happy-go-lucky boy".

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