Appeal for witnesses following fatal road traffic collision in Livingston

The Police Investigation and Review Commissioner (PIRC) are appealing for witnesses following a fatal road traffic collision involving a police vehicle in Livingston.

Police attended at Almond Link Road in the town around 10.15pm on Monday, 26 December 2022, following a collision involving a marked police car and a male pedestrian.

A 62-year-old man was taken by ambulance to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, and was pronounced dead a short time later. The male has not been formally identified however his next of kin have been advised.

The male driver and sole occupant of the police car did not require medical treatment.

The road was re-opened around 4.30am following enquiries at the scene.

Senior Investigator Steven Carr from PIRC said: “Our thoughts are very much with the family and friends of the man who died.

“Our investigation into the circumstances of this incident is continuing, and I would urge any drivers with dash cam footage, or anyone who witnessed the collision, to please contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting reference 3422 of 26 December 2022 or alternatively the PIRC during office hours on 01698 542900.”