Man charged after hitting pedestrian in Livingston

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Police in West Lothian have charged a 24-year-old man following a serious collision in Livingston.

The incident took place around 4.15pm on Monday 28th August after a marked police vehicle signalled a Citroen C3, travelling southbound, to stop on Ladywell Road.

The Citroen failed to do so and officers initiated a pursuit which concluded at Carmondean Centre roundabout, however the Citroen continued onto Deans North Road and struck a pedestrian.

Officers provided first aid to the man and the attendance of the Scottish Ambulance Service was requested. The 54-year-old was taken to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary with serious, but thankfully non life-threatening, injuries.

The Citroen has continued towards Eliburn Roundabout and then struck a Ford Fiesta and a Lexus travelling in the opposite direction, before coming to a stop shortly afterwards.

Detective Inspector Paul Batten of Livingston CID said: “A thorough investigation was launched following this incident and a man has now been charged with a number of road traffic offences. I want to extend my sincere thanks the local community for their support during our enquiries.”

A report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.