Police reconstruct tragic death crash in Aberdeen

Police reconstruct tragic death crash in Aberdeen

Police close Aberdeen road for reconstruction after fatal crash

Police have staged a reconstruction after issuing a fresh appeal for information about a fatal road collision.

Mary Allan, 83, known as Molly, died after being struck by a lorry on the roundabout at St Machar Drive and King Street in Aberdeen on the morning of September 10.

Police were back at the scene yesterday morning to stage a reconstruction in the hope it would further their investigation.

Mrs Allan was a popular member of the Bridge of Don community and was also well known throughout Seaton.

She had been visiting the TSB bank on King Street just before she was struck by the heavy goods vehicle.

Her daughter Donna Emslie said the whole family was devastated and was still in shock. She described her mother as a larger than life character who was much loved.

Family and friends turned out in their numbers to pay their last respects at her funeral at Gilchrist Chapel in Kaimhill last Wednesday.

During the reconstruction a number of police officers could be seen at the St Machar roundabout and surrounding area carrying out inquiries.

Seaton councillor Alexander McLellan today told the Evening Express: The reconstruction exercise carried out is incredibly important in terms of establishing the circumstances of the road traffic incident.

I would join the police in encouraging anyone who has information about this incident that could be useful to them to get in touch.

While the reconstruction went on, King Street was closed to traffic southbound at the River Don and a number of other restrictions were placed on adjoining roads, causing some traffic delays.

Bridge of Don councillor John Reynolds said any delays experienced by motorists would be outweighed by the benefits of the reconstruction.

This all has to do with road safety for the future and some people may criticise it, but I have had no complaints from my own constituents, said Mr Reynolds.

Road Policing Sergeant Scott Deans added: Our thoughts remain with the family of the woman who has tragically died.

Our inquiries into the incident are continuing and we would urge anyone who witnessed what happened but has not yet spoken to the police to please get in touch by calling 101 and quoting reference number 1256 of September 10.

Police carried out a crash reconstruction yesterday to try and piece together the final movements of a great-grandmother knocked down and killed by a lorry.

Mary Allan, 83, had been visiting the TSB bank on King Street just before she was struck by a lorry on Monday, September 10.

Yesterday, police returned in an attempt to get a better understanding of how the tragic incident unfolded.

Traffic was restricted on King Street and the nearby St Machar Drive, with large sections taped off outside the bakery and the roundabout. Floral tributes are once again as police revisited the scene to gain a better understanding of what took place.

A heavy police presence could be seen all along the two roads from around 8.45am to 10.45am as investigators re-enacted the fatal incident.

Large sections of the road were taped off outside the bakery at the King Street and St Machar Drive roundabout, where floral tributes are still affixed to a barrier close to where Mrs Allan – known as Molly – died.

A lorry was put in place close to the flowers, and police with video cameras could be seen recording themselves walking across the road in front of the vehicle as part of the reconstruction.

Last night Mrs Allans daughter, Donna Emslie said: Police have been in touch to tell us that theyve got what they needed from the re-enactment, so theyll have a better insight now into what happened now, because obviously they only dealt with the aftermath at the time.

So theyre taking their findings today and its being taken to the procurator fiscal, and theyll take it from there, I believe.

We were lucky that we had two humanists working together because one had to do a service in the car park, at the same time as another was going on in the chapel – because we had just that many people come out to say goodbye.

She was a very popular woman, in fact it was a little bit overwhelming, especially with the different kind of circumstances that surrounded it.

Mrs Allan has been described as a well kent member of the Bridge of Don community, and was a regular at the British Legion.

She is survived by her husband Ian, their three children Ian, Paul and Donna, three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

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