A teenage girl has died after she was hit by a car while filling up at a petrol station. Police Scotland said the young girl, Eilish Herron from Paisley, was on the forecourt of the Asda garage in Linwood, Renfrewshire, when the crash happened on Wednesday at 2.30pm.

Police Scotland said the 17-year-old was struck by a Ford Focus that collided with her Renault Clio while she was filling it up with fuel. She died of her injuries at the scene. The male driver of the Ford Focus was uninjured.

Her parents released the following statement: “We are absolutely devastated by the loss of our beautiful daughter Eilish. We just cannot believe that we will not see her again. She was a lovely girl, a good daughter, sister, granddaughter and a great friend to those who knew her. She had so much to live for and we will miss her terribly.

“We are very gratefully for the thoughts and kind words already given, however, we would ask that we be allowed to have the time to grieve as a family at this very, very sad and difficult time.”

Inspector Andy McIlraith, Road Policing Unit, is appealing for anyone with information about the incident to contact Road Policing Officers in Renfrew via the non emergency number 101. A report on the circumstances will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.