One-year-old girl dies after being hit by Land Rover outside church in Scotland

 A child was killed in the car park of the Jesmond Gospel Hall Trust (Google Maps)
A child was killed in the car park of the Jesmond Gospel Hall Trust (Google Maps)

A one-year-old girl has died after a crash involving a Land Rover outside a church in Scotland.

Officers were called to the incident in the car park of Plymouth Brethren church in Balmedie, Aberdeenshire, at around 7.45pm on Wednesday, Police Scotland said.

A girl, aged one, who was injured in the crash was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, but died a short time later, the force added.

Police Scotland said the 40-year-old man driving the car was not injured.

Inspector Scott Deans, of Police Scotland, said: “At this time, our thoughts are with the family of the deceased, along with everyone else affected by this tragic incident.

“Our investigation into the circumstances remain ongoing and we’d like to thank the wider Balmedie community for their patience and understanding as officers carry out their enquiries in the area.”

One woman told the Press and Journal: “I heard someone was hurt in the car park. There are so many police here – it must be serious.”

Plymouth Brethren church thanked first responders who were “very professional and compassionate” in their response to the horror collision.

In a statement, the church said: “We are a very supportive church, and we are giving the family and friends of the people involved in the accident the help they need.”