An elderly man has died after falling while starting his car.

The 72-year-old was outside his car on Strathcona Gardens, Anniesland, around 1.25pm on Wednesday when the accident happened.

He reached into his car and started the vehicle, it then started moving and caused him to fall onto the pathway.

Emergency services attended the scene and rushed the injured man to hospital, however, he later died.

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Police are now appealing for witnesses.

Sergeant Craig Beaver from the Road Policing Department at Helen Street is appealing for information. He said: “A number of people came to assist the injured man during this incident, however some of them had left on police arrival and I would ask any witnesses who have not yet spoken to officers to please contact us.

“I would ask anyone with information that may assist our ongoing enquiries to contact the Road Policing Department at Helen Street through 101 quoting reference number 1961 of 15th May 2019.”

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