Pedestrian dies after collision in Shetland

Published 22 January 2018

Police Scotland can confirm that a pedestrian has died following a collision on the A970 at Blackhill in Lerwick, Shetland. 

The pedestrian was originally treated in the Gilbert Bain Hospital in Lerwick  before being airlifted to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, where he died on the evening of Saturday, January 20. 

He was Martin Gray, 59, of Lerwick.

The collision happened shortly before 11.25am on Tuesday, January 16 on the A970 within the 40mph limit, close to close to the junction with Gremista industrial estate.

It involved the pedestrian and one car - a silver Mini Cooper.

Enquires are ongoing and anyone with information who has not yet spoken to an officer should contact the Road Policing Unit in Dingwall by calling 101, quoting reference NL178/18. 

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