A teenager killed in a hit and run on a busy Glasgow road has been named locally.
The 18-year-old, named Aidan Pilkington online, was struck by a vehicle at 12:20 am Saturday morning on Crow Road in the west of the city.
He was rushed to Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, but was sadly pronounced dead later.
Police have confirmed that a car involved in the collision did not stop at the scene near Anniesland Cross.
The road was closed during investigations.
Officers described the vehicle as light in color and believe it could be a Mercedes Class A and called on the driver to “do the right thing” and come forward.
A Scottish Police spokesperson said: ‘Officers were called to Crow Road, Glasgow at around 12:20 am on Saturday 11 September over reports that a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle.
“An 18 year old man was taken to Queen Elizabeth University Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
“Investigations are continuing and the road remains closed.
Now those who knew the tragic teenager have started a fundraising campaign with the goal of raising funds for his family.
A statement on the page read: “If anyone could donate, big or small, to show your support for their family and loved ones.”
Traffic Police Department Sergeant Scott Sutherland said: “This incident left a young man dead, and it is vital that we locate the car involved. The vehicle may have some damage and appears to have lost the Mercedes badge on its hood.
“I would appeal directly to the driver of the vehicle involved, asking him to do the right thing and contact us urgently.
“If anyone was in the area at the time, or has dash cam footage showing the accident or the vehicle involved, or has any knowledge of the current location of the vehicle, I urge him to contact Police Scotland via 101 citing incident number 0120 on 11 September 21.
To donate to the charity campaign, click here.
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