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Toddler dies after crash cars mount pavement in Coupar Angus

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A two-year-old girl has died after being hit when two cars crashed into each other.

The toddler was walking along a pavement on the A94 Forfar Road in Coupar Angus with her five-year-old brother and 17-year-old sister when they were struck.

It is understood that the two cars collided at the junction with Larghan Park then hit the children.

The girl's brother and sister were seriously injured in the incident.

They are currently being treated at Dundee Ninewells Hospital.

It is understood that the toddler died shortly after being hit.

Her family have been informed, but she is not expected to be formally identified until later.

The 23-year-old male driver of the Ford Focus and the 34-year-old driver of the Citroen vehicle are understood to have not been injured.

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Media captionSgt Rory Fairbairn of Police Scotland appealed for witnesses

The A94 was closed in both directions while police investigations were carried out.

Police have appealed for witnesses to the incident, which happened at about 15:20, to contact them.

Sgt Rory Fairbairn said: "We'll obviously be investigating the full circumstances of the collision to see how it came about.

"I'd also appeal for any witnesses that were in the location at the time that may have seen a black Ford Focus driving towards Forfar from the Coupar Angus area to contact us on 101.

"(Anyone) who may have been overtaken by the black Ford Focus as well, if they could contact us... and we'll speak to them."

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