Man dies in horror UK stadium crash with two boys rushed to hospital


A pensioner has died and three others have beeen injured in a collision with a car outside a football stadium.

Emergency services rushed to Palmerston Park, Dumfries, after the Queen of the South and Dundee United match on Saturday (November 25).

The three pedestrians, two 12-year-old boys and a man aged 46, were taken to Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary, though their injuries are described as non-life threatening.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: "We were made aware of a collision between a car, three pedestrians and two parked cars in a car park at Lochfield Road in Dumfries shortly after 5.50pm on Saturday, 25 November.

"The 76-year-old male driver of the Vauxhall Crossland car involved was pronounced dead at the scene. His next of kin are aware."

Police Scotland confirmed the three pedestrians were taken to Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary for treatment to what the force described as "non-life threatening injuries".

The spokesperson added: "A report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal in due course.

"Officers wish to thank all members of the public for their assistance at the incident."

Both football clubs shared their condolences in posts made on social media.

A spokesperson for Queen of the South wrote on Facebook: "Everyone at the club is devastated with respect to the incident that took place in the Arena car park immediately following the end of today's match with Dundee United.

"Our thoughts are very much with those involved.

"We would like to thank everyone who helped, including the emergency services, stewards, personnel from both clubs and those supporters who stepped up to help. Thank you all.

"Situations like this certainly put football into perspective".

On X, formerly known as Twitter, a spokesperson for Dundee United said the thoughts of everyone at the club are with those involved in the incident which came after Saturday's Scottish Cup tie.

They added: "Alongside Queen of the South, we'd like to thank the emergency services and our club doctor, Stephen Galbraith, for their prompt response."

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