Tributes have flooded in for a two-year-old boy who was killed after being hit by a car outside a playground built in the middle of a road.
Alex Radan was struck by a car driven a neighbour was driving near to the play area in Dumfries, Scotland, on Friday night.
Alex lived close to the park with devastated parents Christina and George and older brother, the Daily Record reports.
The family, originally from Bucharest in Romania, are understood to have settled in Scotland in December 2015.
It is believed the boy was hit when he left a fenced play park, which sits in an island in the middle of a road.
The youngster was rushed to Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary after the 6.50pm collision but died a short time later.
The 54-year-old man driving the car was uninjured.
Yesterday a white bunny rabbit and floral tribute marked the spot of the accident.
One neighbour, who didn’t want to be named, said the community was in shock.
They also said residents had concerns about where the park was situated.
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They said: “It’s so very sad. The boy had been playing at the park and it was when he was crossing the road that he was hit by the car.
“It is every parent’s worst nightmare. This has been a terrible accident. Not only has a wee boy lost his life but a family have lost their child. The driver will be in pieces as well.
“Having a play park in the middle of the road has always been a concern for residents.”
Police have launched an investigation into the incident and have appealed for witnesses.
Sergeant Bob McNay, from Police Scotland’s Road Policing Unit, said: “Our thoughts are with the child’s family at this time, following their tragic loss.
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“The investigation into the incident is ongoing and we are asking for anyone who was in the area and witnessed the events to please come forward.
“We are also keen to speak to anyone who may have CCTV overlooking the Charnwood Place area to get in contact, as they may be able to assist our inquiries. If you have any information, please contact police on 101, quoting incident 3597 of April 2, 2021.”
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