Locals tell of hearing ‘thump’ as woman hit by van on busy Dundee street

The van which was involved

A woman suffered a broken pelvis after she was struck by a van during rush hour on a Dundee street.

The 68-year-old was hit by a white Fiat van outside the Scotmid store on Clepington Road, close to Caird Avenue.

Police were called at 5.10pm yesterday and the woman was taken to Ninewells Hospital with a suspected broken pelvis.

Her condition has been described as stable.

Thomas Wilson, 70, said: “I heard this enormous thump.

“I saw the blue flashing lights through the bedroom window and there was a woman lying in the road and a white van parked nearby with the windscreen smashed in.

“The police blocked off the road at one end and one of the smaller rapid response ambulances was blocking the road at the other end.

“The paramedics put the woman on to a stretcher and put her in the ambulance.

“The whole road was closed until around 7.55pm and the police were taking photos of the van.

“The police came to my door to ask if I’d seen anything — I just told them about how I’d heard the thud outside.”

One man who passed the scene said: “I was just beside Khans takeaway and there was an area cordoned off around that stretch of shops on Clepington Road.

“There were four police cars and an ambulance on the scene and there was a white van within the cordoned-off area.

“I believe the police may have gone into the local businesses to ask if they had any CCTV footage of what had happened.”

A spokesman for Police Scotland confirmed officers are investigating the incident and appealed for any witnesses to contact the force.

He said: “A white Fiat van was involved in a collision with a female outside the Scotmid shop.

“Ambulance staff conveyed the female pedestrian to Ninewells Hospital, where her condition is described as stable.

“Police would like to appeal for anyone who may have witnessed the collision and have not spoken to police to contact them with any information they may have on 101.”

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