Six-year-old crash victim was ‘shining light’

Robbie Quigg, 6, from Greennock.

Robbie Quigg, 6, from Greennock.

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A schoolboy who was killed after being hit by a car has been described as “a shining light” by his head teacher.

Robbie Quigg, six, from Cumberland Road in Greenock, was struck by a Peugeot 407 as he crossed the road outside his home at about 17:15 on Wednesday.

He died in Inverclyde Royal Hospital. The 44-year-old car driver was unhurt.

Robbie attended St Andrew’s Primary School in Greenock. Head teacher Alan Connick said his death had left everyone “devastated and heartbroken”.

Mr Connick said: “Robbie was a shining light in St Andrew’s.

“His smiling, cheerful face met you every day and he was always ready for a chat about football or wrestling.

“As a school we are devastated and heartbroken at what has happened.”

The head teacher added: “Our thoughts and prayers are with Robbie’s family, friends and the wider community at this difficult and painful time.”

The 44-year-old man who was driving the car was not injured.

Police inquiries are continuing to establish the circumstances of the crash.

At the time of the crash Sgt Kenny Malaney, from the Paisley Divisional Road Policing Unit, said: “This was a serious incident which has tragically resulted in the death of a young boy. Inquiries are continuing to establish the circumstances of the crash.”

He asked anyone with information to contact police.

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