Boy, 8, dies in ‘tragic accident’ at farm
Tragedy at Scottish farm
AN EIGHT-YEAR-OLD boy has died in a “tragic accident” after he was apparently hit by a reversing car – thought to be driven by his father.
Police said it appeared Charles Kimm was struck by a 4x4 car and trailer as it was backing through a farm gate.
Emergency services were called to the incident but the youngster died at the scene.
The accident happened on a farm in Wyndales Lodge, Symington, South Lanarkshire, at around 3pm yesterday.
It is believed the family lived at the address.
Strathclyde Police launched an inquiry to establish the circumstances around the death, but the force described it as a tragic accident.
The Health and Safety Executive has been informed and a report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal.
Strathclyde Police said emergency services attended but confirmed Charles died at the scene.
The family were said to be distraught and struggling to come to terms with the tragedy.
It was reported the family live at Wyndales Lodge – a farm smallholding – and own a till sales firm named Strathclyde Cash Registers in nearby Biggar. It was also reported they bred dogs and horses.
A Strathclyde Police spokesman said: “The incident involved a 4x4 car and trailer. It appears the car was reversing through a gate when the young boy was struck by the vehicle
“An inquiry is under way to establish the full circumstances surrounding the death.”