Tuesday, July 15, 2014

UK: City Bus That Struck Spanish Tourist, 66, a Week Ago, Dies from Head Injuries on Monday

According to http://news.stv.tv, a Spanish tourist, 66, who was hit by a bus in Edinburgh city center has died in hospital a week later.

Angela Clemente from Madrid, was struck down by an X44 First bus as she crossed Princes Street opposite Waverley Station on July 8.

The victim was taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary after the crash at 0900 hours before being transferred to the Western General with serious head injuries.

Police said Ms. Clemente died in the hospital on Monday evening (July 14).

COMMENT: Considering that I'm slightly older than the victim in this case, my investigative mind can't but help speculate as to what physical or emotional ailment it was that resulted in her untimely death.

Although I continue to walk 3-4 miles a day as I always have, I'm perceptive enough to comprehend that as we age, our bodies slow down, become less limper, often affected by arthritis, hardening of the arteries, mobility issues, etc.

In any event, we wish the victim and her families well at this time of grief.

If anything, we are daily reminded all too clearly how valuable each day we have on Earth is, considering just how precious our lives actually are.

The roadway was completely closed eastbound for around four hours while an investigation was carried out, along with South St Andrews Street and West Register Street.

Officers are still investigating the crash and are appealing for any witnesses to come forward.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101 or through Crime-stoppers on 0800 555 111.