Young boy dies after bicycle hit by van

Ethan Ritchie
Ethan Ritchie

A nine-year-old boy has died after his bicycle was struck by a van.

Ethan Ritchie was on his bike on Friday evening in Airth, in the Falkirk Council area, when he was knocked down by the van in Kennedy Way.

He was taken to Forth Valley Royal Hospital following the collision, which happened at around 7.15pm, but he died a short time later.

Police Scotland, who revealed details of the crash on Monday, said Ethan's family have described him as a "happy-go-lucky boy".

Inquiries are taking place and anyone with information is asked to contact Pc Mark Grant at the Road Policing Unit in Stirling on 101.