16-year-old boy dies in Kirkcaldy road crash

Police are appealing for witnesses. Picture: Contributed
Police are appealing for witnesses. Picture: Contributed
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A 16-YEAR-OLD boy died on Friday in a horror road crash after the BMW he was a passenger in ploughed into a tree.

The teenager was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident on the A955 Dysart to Coaltown of Wemyss road in Kirkcaldy, Fife.

The smash took place at around 12.50am - with the 18-year-old driver of the BMW 3 series suffering “serious” injuries as a result.

Police have appealed for anyone with information or who may have witnessed the crash to come forward.

The road was closed for several hours to allow accident investigators to work at the scene.

A Police Scotland spokesman said an inquiry had been launched.

He said: “A BMW 3 Series car left the road before colliding with a tree, resulting in serious injury to the 18-year-old male driver and his 16-year-old male passenger.

“The driver has been taken to Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy for treatment, however, the passenger was pronounced dead at the scene.

“Inquiries into the full circumstances surrounding this incident are ongoing and anyone who can assist road policing officers with their investigation is asked to contact police immediately.”

A spokesman for the Scottish Ambulance Service said: “We received a call at 12.55am to a one-car road traffic accident and there were multiple casualties.

“We had two crews who took patients to the Kirkcaldy Victoria Hospital.

“A specialist operations response team was at the scene with a manager.”

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