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Two people treated in hospital after being struck by car pursued by police

Published 15/05/2016

Jill Pirrie, 33, was making her way home from work at Edinburgh's Royal Infirmary on Thursday evening when she was hit by a Ford Ka that was being pursued by officers
Jill Pirrie, 33, was making her way home from work at Edinburgh's Royal Infirmary on Thursday evening when she was hit by a Ford Ka that was being pursued by officers

Two people are being treated in hospital after being involved in a crash with a car being pursued by police.

The incident in Fife on Sunday comes just days after nurse Jill Pirrie was knocked down and killed by a car that was being chased by officers in Edinburgh.

The latest incident happened at around 4pm in the village of Oakley, near Dunfermline.

Police said officers signalled for a silver Honda to stop but it drove off and crashed with a Renault Scenic.

Two people in the Scenic, described as elderly, were taken to hospital for treatment.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: "Officers in Fife are investigating a road traffic collision which occurred in Oakley.

"It happened on Sir George Bruce Road around 4pm after uniformed police officers signalled for a silver Honda to stop.

"The vehicle made off from the officers and subsequently collided with a blue Renault Scenic a short distance away.

"The two elderly occupants of the Renault have been taken to hospital for treatment."

The Police Investigations and Review Commissioner is currently reviewing the circumstances that led to Ms Pirrie's death in Edinburgh on Thursday night.

The 33-year-old was making her way home from work at Edinburgh's Royal Infirmary when she was hit by a Ford Ka being chased by police.

The mother-of-one was treated at the scene but later died at the hospital where she worked.

Four people were traced on Friday in connection with the incident on Old Dalkeith Road. Police have not released details of their ages but reports have suggested they are all teenagers.

Ms Pirrie's mother Brenda McDonald, 64, from Edinburgh, told The Sunday Mail all of her loved ones would now rally round to protect Jill's five-year-old son.

She told the newspaper: ''Jill was loved by everyone who knew her, but most especially by her close family.

''We will miss her more than words can express. She was the kindest person on earth.''

Ms McDonald also said she wants to know ''exactly what happened'' during the incident.

''I want every single detail and there is no way that I am going to allow things to be left like this,'' she said.

''I am in a terrible state as are all of the family. It is just impossible to describe the hole this has left in our lives.''

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