Police are hunting for a van driver who may have witnessed a lorry crash which killed an elderly woman in Nairn.
Eighty-year-old Margaret Ritchie from Inverurie was killed after being hit by the lorry in Nairn town centre on Thursday, October 29.
Another 82-year-old woman remains in hospital in a stable condition after also being hit by the lorry on Academy Street, part of the busy A96 Inverness to Aberdeen road.
Police have been investigating the incident since and yesterday renewed their appeal, urging one specific witness to contact them
Officers believe that a red Mercedes Sprinter van which was travelling east stopped immediately after the collision within the entrance to Nairn’s fire station.
The van driver got out of his vehicle before assisting at the scene.
It is not clear if he waited until emergency services arrived at the scene and no detailed description of him is available.
A police spokesman said: “It is anticipated that the driver may have witnessed the collision or have valuable information that would be of benefit to the road policing unit officers, who are investigating the collision.
“Police would therefore seek this opportunity to ask the driver of the van to contact them on 101.”
Mrs Ritchie’s funeral is due to be held tomorrow at St Andrew’s Parish Church in Inverurie from 10.30am.
The male driver of the articulated lorry was not injured.
The 82-year-old woman who remains in hospital has been in Raigmore in Inverness since the collision.
She has been described as in a stable condition, although she suffered serious injuries.
Police revealed yesterday that she could be moved to a hospital in Aberdeen this week.
Specialist road policing officers kept the road closed for nearly six hours on Thursday evening to investigate the cause of the accident