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Kirkcaldy

Fife crash which claimed baby’s life

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Police have issued a fresh appeal for information as they continue to investigate a fatal road collision on the B9157 Orrock Quarry Road, near Kirkcaldy.

At around 10.20pm on Wednesday 3rd October 2018 a Seat Leon was involved in a collision with a Transit van, resulting in an 18-year-old pregnant woman being taken to hospital for an emergency caesarean section.

She gave birth to a baby boy, who sadly passed away a short time later.

The other occupants of both the Seat and the van were also treated for various injuries

Inquiries into the full circumstances of this incident are ongoing and Road Policing Officers have identified a vehicle, which was on the road at the time and whose driver may have vital information.

The car is described as being a dark coloured Citroen C1, or similar type hatchback vehicle.

Sergeant Stephen Quinn from the Road Policing Unit in Fife said: “As part of our ongoing investigation, we continue to provide the young mother and her family with all the necessary support they require, while at the same time working to establish exactly what happened during this incident.

“Our inquiries have revealed that a car, believed to be a Citroen C1, was on the road around the time of the collision and may have witnessed what happened.

“This individual, or any passengers within the vehicle, are asked to contact police immediately.

“I’d like to stress, this car did nothing wrong and we simply wish to speak with the occupants to assist with the investigation.

“Similarly, anyone with any other relevant information is also asked to come forward.”

Those with information can contact the Road Policing Unit in Fife via 101 and quote incident number 4044 of the 3rd October.