Authorities have apologised to the family of a teenager after they were improperly informed he had passed away in an auto accident.
The 18- year-old was seriously injured in an occurrence on the A90 near Crimond in Aberdeenshire at about 07: 30 on Monday but his household were told he had been eliminated.
Ch Insp Neil Lumsden stated inaccurate details had been given to authorities at the scene.
He stated officers were “confronted with a baffled scene consisting of inaccurate information offered by a witness”.
” Officers at the scene of a crash usage every avenue offered to help determine those involved as quickly and accurately as possible,” he stated.
‘ Baffled scene’
He said this included utilizing individual effects discovered at the scene, utilizing authorities systems to learn who the signed up keeper of an automobile is, looking at who is guaranteed to drive it and checking for any other info through the companies such as the DVLA.
” Lastly, crash detectives will likewise use the details gathered from those involved who have the ability to recognize themselves and others”, Ch Insp Lumsden said.
” On this celebration, officers were confronted with a baffled scene consisting of incorrect details offered by a witness.
” As soon as determined, the mistake was immediately corrected and the households of those included were spoken with and were understanding of the scenarios.
” We have apologised to the families for any unintended upset and will examine to recognize any knowing.”
Mr Irvine’s household stated he was “a caring kid, bro and grandson, and was liked by all that had the enjoyment of understanding him”.
” He had an adventurous and outgoing soul and had the biggest heart,” they said.
Cops are appealing for anyone with info about the crash to contact them