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Boy dies after being knocked down on A92 in Glenrothes

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Image caption Police and the emergency services were called to the scene near Cadham

A nine-year-old boy has died after being struck by a car on the A92 at Glenrothes in Fife on Tuesday evening.

Police and the emergency services were called to the scene near Cadham at about 17:40.

The boy, who was hit by a black Vauxhall Corsa, was taken to the Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy but he died later from his injuries.

The road was closed while officers carried out crash investigations. The police are appealing for witnesses.

Insp Brenda Sinclair, of Police Scotland, said: "Tragically this collision has resulted in the loss of a young boy's life and our thoughts are with his family at this harrowing time.

"We are appealing for any drivers or pedestrians who may have been on the A92 at the time of the collision to come forward and help establish the full circumstances of the incident."

Image caption The boy was taken to the Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy but he died later from his injuries

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