Police failed to follow up a car crash case reported to them three days earlier. An investigation is being carried out into the incident which led to the death of the driver and a critically injured woman who was lying next to dead man in car.
In a bizarre incident, police failed to take action for an incident involving two people who have lain injured in a crashed car for three days. Police Scotland found a male driver dead and his female passenger severely injured in a Renault Clio just off the M9 near Stirling at around 9.50am on Wednesday. The victims were John Yuill, 28, and Lamara Bell, 25, and the couple belonged to Falkirk area. They had been reported missing in the early hours of Sunday morning. They were last seen with their friends in the Loch Earn area of Stirlingshire in a blue Clio for a weekend camping trip. The Police had launched an appeal for information about the couple only on Monday afternoon and released a photograph of the car they had been travelling in.
Later on, Assistant Chief Constable Kate Thomson of Police Scotland said officers had been called to the M9 southbound near junction 9 at about 09:50 on Wednesday following a report of a one-car crash. The male driver of the car was pronounced dead at the scene, while the female passenger under critical conditions was taken to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow.
A full investigation is currently under way to identify the reasons responsible for such delay and why the report was not followed up at the time. The incident was notified to the families by the officers.