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Tributes to Glasgow teenager killed in hit and run as cops hunt driver

Tributes are pouring in for a tragic teenager who was killed in a horror Glasgow hit and run.

Aidan Pilkington was struck by a vehicle at 12:20am on Saturday morning on Crow Road in the west end of the city.

The 18-year-old lad was left dying on the street after the car failed to stop at the scene near Anniesland Cross.

The incident happened on Crow Road in the west end of Glasgow

He was rushed to Queen Elizabeth University Hospital but sadly passed away.

Police are hunting the driver of the vehicle, believed to be a light-coloured A-Class Mercedes.

Heartbroken friends paid tribute to McDonald’s worker Aidan, who worked at the Crow Road branch.

One person said: “You will be sorely missed. Gone but not forgotten Aidan.”

A second person said: “Such a tragic loss, thinking of Aidan’s family and friends.”

A third person said: “So very sad and heartbreaking I pray you are in the most beautiful place up there, so young RIP.”

A fourth person said: “Accidents happen but when you leave someone to die that’s no longer an accident that’s a choice you made.”

A sixth person said: “Absolutely heartbreaking i’m so sorry for the loss of your son theres just no words.”

The road was closed for hours on Saturday while investigations were carried out.

Officers have appealed to the driver to “do the right thing” and come forward.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Officers were called to Crow Road, Glasgow around 12.20am on Saturday 11 September 21 to reports of a pedestrian being hit by a vehicle.

“An 18-year-old man was taken to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

“Enquiries are continuing and the road remains closed.

Now those who knew the tragic teen have launched a fundraising effort in a bid to raise money for his family.

A statement on the page read: “If anyone could donate anything they can no matter how big or small to show your support to his family and loved ones.”

Sergeant Scott Sutherland from the Road Policing Department said: “This incident has left a young man dead, and it is vital we trace the car involved.

“The vehicle may have some damage, and appears to have lost the Mercedes badge from its bonnet.

“I would appeal directly to the driver of the vehicle involved, asking them to do the right thing and contact us as a matter of urgency.”




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