One-year-old girl dies after crash outside Aberdeenshire church

The site of the church's Balmedie base
The site of the church's Balmedie base -Credit:LDR

A one-year-old baby girl has died after a fatal crash within the car park of an Aberdeenshire church.

Emergency services were called to Eigie Road in Balmedie at around 7.45pm on Wednesday, May 15, with the crash involving a Land Rover and the female child.

The child was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, however was sadly pronounced dead a short time later. The 40-year-old man driving the car was uninjured.

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Witnesses are being urged to come forward with any information as police confirmed enquiries will be continuing in the area.

Inspector Scott Deans, from Roads Policing, said: "At this time, our thoughts are with the family of the deceased, along with everyone else affected by this tragic incident.

"Our investigation into the circumstances remain ongoing and we’d like to thank the wider Balmedie community for their patience and understanding as officers carry out their enquiries in the area.

"Anyone with information should contact police on 101, quoting incident 3390 of 15 May, 2024."