Crow Road crash victim was about to start at Dundee University

Aidan Pilkington
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A young man who was killed in a road crash at the weekend was due to start university this month.

Aidan Pilkington had just left Hyndland Secondary School in the summer and was looking forward to the next chapter in his life.

The 18-year-old was killed on Crow Road, on Saturday 11 September.

He had been a pedestrian who was hit by a car.

The vehicle involved has been traced and a man has been arrested in connection with the incident.

Aidan’s family released a tribute on Sunday evening.

They said: “Aidan was treasured by his family, and well loved and respected by his friends and community.

‘Looking forward’

“Aidan left Hyndland Secondary School in the summer, and was going to be moving to Dundee next Saturday to attend Dundee University.

“He created a bright future for himself and was really looking forward to these opportunities and challenges.

“It is very cruel that he has been robbed of his life in this way.

Aidan had been due to go to Dundee University.

“The family would like to thank friends, in particular Aidan’s friends, and the wider community, for their love, support, and kindness.”

Sergeant Scott Sutherland from Road Policing said: “The car involved has now been traced, and a 19-year-old man has been arrested in connection with this incident. 

“He’s been released pending further investigation.

Crow Road / hit and run
Crow Road was closed for several hours following the crash.

“We would like to thank everyone who has got in touch with us so far regarding the appeal, and urge anyone who has information, but has yet to contact us, to call 101 quoting incident reference number 0120 of 11 Sept 21.”


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