A MAN has been arrested after a teenage girl died after being hit by a speeding car while crossing the road in Paisley

The 15-year-old was crossing Glenburn Road, near Fereneze Drive, at about 2am when she was struck by a black car.

Police believe it may have been a VW Polo, travelling towards Gleniffer Road alongside another car.

Police had been trying to trace the drivers of both vehicles.

Police have now confirmed a man, 20, has been arrested in connection with the alleged incident.

The girl, who was with four friends, was taken by ambulance to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow where she died a short time later. 

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Detective Inspector Allan Kelly said in their initial appeal: "The young girl was with four friends when she stepped on to the road and was hit by the car which was driving at speed on the wrong side of the road in tandem with another car.

"The driver initially got out of the car but then went back in and drove off towards Gleniffer Rd, Paisley.

"We know that the car, a small hatchback, possibly a VW Polo, was damaged as a result of the collision. It had a cracked windscreen and bumper.

"I would appeal to the driver of the vehicle to come forward to police and to the occupants or the driver of either vehicle involved."

If you have any information, or dash-cam footage, that you think may help police with their enquiries, please contact Paisley CID via 101.