A two-year-old boy has been pictured for the first time after he died after being hit by a car in Dumfries.
Alex Radan was playing in the street when he was struck by a Honda Civic in Charnwood Place at around 6.50pm on Friday.
The car hit the child beside a fenced-off island which housed a play area, according to those living nearby.
They said they thought the driver didn’t realise he had hit a child because he carried on driving before returning and then leaving again.
Police and ambulance services raced to the scene and rushed Alex to Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary, where he was pronounced dead shortly afterwards.
The driver of the car, a 54-year-old man, was said to be uninjured.
Alex Radan (pictured with his father George), two, was playing in the street when he was struck by a Honda Civic in Charnwood Place at around 6.50pm on Friday
The two-year-old boy was struck by a Honda Civic in Charnwood Place (pictured) at around 6.50pm on Friday
A close family friend told The Sun: ‘The parents are in the hospital with the baby. ‘They are grieving. They can’t accept what happened.
‘They are in so much pain. They are very good people and their children are lovely. Why this happened, I don’t know. There’s a lot of pain.’
The boy’s parents, George and Cristina Radan, were in hospital yesterday as family friends visited their home.
Mourners left floral tributes and a cuddly toy rabbit in the street next to the scene.
And workers at a neighbouring garage said they had CCTV footage of the incident which they had given to the police.
Sergeant Bob McNay, from Police Scotland’s road policing unit, said: ‘Our thoughts are with the child’s family at this time, following their tragic loss.
‘The investigation into the incident is ongoing and we are asking for anyone who was in the area and witnessed the events to please come forward.
‘We are also keen to speak to anyone who may have CCTV overlooking the Charnwood Place area to get in contact, as they may be able to assist our inquiries.
‘If you have any information, please contact police on 101, quoting incident 3597 of April 2, 2021.’
MailOnline has contacted Police Scotland for further comment.
The youngster was taken to Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary (pictured) where he was pronounced dead shortly afterwards
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