Tragic teenager mourned in East Dunbartonshire

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A YOUNG woman was tragically killed along with her friend after being hit by a car which mounted the pavement.

Mhairi Convy (18), from Lennoxtown, and Laura Stewart (20), from Cumbernauld, were walking on North Hanover Street, near to its junction with Killermont Street in Glasgow city centre, when a Range Rover left the road, mounted the kerb and struck the friends.

A 36-year-old man was also hit by the car during the incident on Friday morning at around 11am.

The two women were taken by ambulance to Glasgow Royal Infirmary, but sadly died. They were both students at the City of Glasgow College.

The male pedestrian and the 50-year-old man driving the Range Rover were taken by ambulance to Glasgow's Western Infirmary where they were treated for their injuries. Hospital staff have described both their conditions as 'stable'.

A statement on the college website said: "All staff from the college would like to pass on their condolences to the family and friends of Mhairi Convy and Laura Stewart. Both students will be sadly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this extremely sad time."

Police enquiries are continuing into the cause of the crash and a report will be sent to the Procurator Fiscal.

Officers at Strathclyde's road policing unit are still appealing for any witnesses to contact them on on 0141 532 4600.