Dundee pensioner knocked down and killed on road is named

A pensioner who was knocked down and killed on Lochee High Street has been named.

Richard Feeney Robertson, 80, died on Friday at Ninewells Hospital, having been knocked down in High Street, close to Gray’s Lane, on Tuesday.

Police are investigating the incident and have appealed for witnesses.

Richard Feeney Robertson

Mr Robertson was a retired plumber with Dundee City Council, and had been married with four children.

His family were too upset to speak today but tributes have poured in on social media.

John Philip wrote: “What a shame, he was a great guy… RIP.”

Elaine Menzies-Guild added: “RIP, thoughts are with family at this time.”

After news of his death broke, Paul Smith, of Lochee Traders’ Association, told the Tele that he wanted to see safety improvements made in the area.

He said: “We’ve told the council before that people would find the road layout of the area confusing, especially if they are elderly. This is about the third accident around the High Street I can think of that has happened.”

Mr Smith claimed that there had been no fatal collisions on the street before the layout changed to a one-way system.

Emergency services at the scene of last Tuesday’s accident.

Lochee councillor Alan Ross said that roads were monitored for incidents such as near-misses and safety concerns would be addressed where necessary.

He said: “I have had people speak to me about Bank Street and I know there are issues aound there — I’ve spoken to city development about trying to design that out. I don’t know the particular circumstances of this incident but the measures and means to cross the road safely are there.”

A police spokesman said: “Police Scotland is carrying out a full investigation into the circumstances of the collision and a report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal.

“Tayside Division officers appeal to anyone who witnessed the collision to contact Police Scotland.”

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