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Grieving family pay heartbreaking tribute to woman killed by lorry in Bo’ness

The grieving family of a woman who was left fighting for her life after being hit by a lorry has tragically died.

Emergency services shut down South Street in Bo’ness at around 8:45am on Wednesday, September 8, after the horror incident.

Police confirmed a 57-year-old woman had been rushed to The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh with life-threatening injuries after being struck by a lorry.

The woman has been named locally as Jane Paterson, with her sister today confirming she has tragically died in hospital.

Taking to social media to share the heartbreaking news with worried locals, she said: “It’s with a heavy heart that I inform all concerned that Jane Paterson my beloved big sister and wee sister to Derek has lost her fight for life, due to the injuries she sustained in the road accident in South Street on Wednesday.

“The family were called to her bedside early this morning by ICU staff at the Royal in Edinburgh to say our goodbyes.

“We are all devastated and shocked this has happened and we now wait for answers to this senseless loss.

“I hope everyone who knew and loved Jane finds comfort in that she was not in any pain at the end.”

Messages of support have flooded in for the heartbroken family after their sudden loss.

One said: “So sorry to hear this. Thinking of you all at this sad time.”

Another added: “So sorry for your loss. Sending heartfelt condolences to Jane’s family and friends.”

“Am so sorry to hear of your loss a was thinking of her jst the other day aswell my thoughts are with u all at this tragic time”, commented one.

“So sorry for your loss Jane was a lovely lady this is very sad news. Thinking of you all”, read another message.

One man, the driver of the lorry, has been arrested in connection with road traffic offences and police enquiries are ongoing.

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Police Scotland have been contacted for comment.

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