A woman was killed after being knocked down by a car in a “freak accident”.
The incident happened on Birkhill’s Dronley Road, which leads from the Coupar Angus road to the village primary school, around 2pm on Monday.
The woman, named as 61-year-old Ella Maxwell, was a pedestrian who died after a collision with a Vauxhall Corsa.
Paramedics treated Mrs Maxwell on the road but were unable to save her.
Her family said she will be sadly missed.
One woman said: “I knew the woman. She was a lovely lady who regularly walked her dog around the village.
“I had to park away from the area as it was closed off but I had to walk past the vehicle involved.
“Unfortunately some of the residents witnessed the crash — it’s just a tragedy.”
A witness, who was on the scene shortly after the accident, said: “I came around the corner onto Dronley Road and saw a body lying in the middle of the street and I ran over to see if I could help.
“One female was giving chest compressions and I believe she was an off duty paramedic.
“When I arrived it was around 2.05pm and there were two ambulance vehicles there shortly after that. There were also a few police vehicles. The driver was a male.
“It was a freak accident and the driver was in shock and visibly distressed. The paramedics were continually working to save her life but I think she died at the scene.”
Police closed the road as their investigations into the accident began.
Tyre marks could be seen along the kerb of the pavement on the westbound side of the road.
The Vauxhall had come to a stop in the driveway of a house in Dronley Road on the opposite side of the street.
Three ambulances and several police cars all attended the incident.
A Police Scotland spokesman said: “Sadly a female pedestrian has died following a road traffic incident on Dronley Road in Birkhill.
“Next of kin have been informed and no further information is available.
“Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101.”