Camelon pensioner dies after mobility scooter collides with car

Police officers survey the scene where Martha Tait died on Tuesday
Police officers survey the scene where Martha Tait died on Tuesday

An investigation is under way into the cause of the crash that killed a Camelon pensioner as she crossed the road this week.

Martha Tait (71), who lived nearby, was pronounced dead at the scene by ambulance staff after her mobility scooter was involved in a collision with a BMW 3 Series car.

The accident happened at around 3.05 p.m. on Tuesday at the mini roundabout at the junction with Stark Avenue and Carmuirs Avenue.

The family were too upset to speak about their loss.

The 66-year-old female driver of the BMW was also injured and police have issued an appeal for information.

Sergeant Alistair MacLean of the Divisional Road Policing Unit at Stirling said: “Sadly this incident resulted in the elderly woman sustaining serious injuries that she succumbed to despite the best efforts of the ambulance staff in attendance.

“We are now appealing for members of the public who witnessed what happened to contact police on 101.

“In particular, we are keen to establish Martha’s movements on her mobility scooter in the moments leading up to the collision.”