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Police / Man dies after road accident in Whalsay

POLICE have confirmed that an 80-year-old pedestrian has died following a road traffic collision in Whalsay.

Allister Sandison, who was from the local area, passed away after the incident on Thursday (19 September).

A blue Toyota Yaris which was travelling northwards collided with Sandison at around 9.20pm.

The 54-year-old male driver was not injured.

Sergeant Chris Murray said: “Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Mr Sandison.

“Officers from the Road Policing Unit travelled to the Island and our enquiries are continuing into the circumstances. This is a small close community and it is clear that Mr Sandison was well known in the area.

“The family would like to thank the community for the support they have received and to the staff who cared for Mr Sandison at the Gilbert Bain Hospital but would like privacy to deal with their unexpected loss.”

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