THE family of tragic teenager Robyn Fryar have told how they feel like they are trapped in a "nightmare" they can't wake up from.

Robyn's loved ones spoke out for the first time since she died after being struck by a car on a road in Paisley at the weekend.

The 15-year-old schoolgirl, who attended St Andrew's Academy, suffered fatal injuries while crossing Glenburn Road, near Fereneze Drive, at around 2am on Sunday.

In a statement released this afternoon, Robyn's family said: "There are no words to describe our loss and the horrific and meaningless act which caused her death.

"Robyn was a loving daughter, sister, granddaughter, niece, cousin and a loyal friend. She lived life with love and laughter in her heart.

"To be taken from us at such a young age is devastating. We will never experience the joy of seeing her married or have her own children.

"Her family and friends currently feel as though we are in a nightmare that we cannot wake up from, with the pain too much to bear.

"We would like to take this opportunity to thank friends and family who have supported us over the last few days. We would also like to thank the police, paramedics and members of the community who fought so hard to save Robyn’s life."

The family also thanked staff and pupils at St Andrew's Academy for tributes that have been "comforting and respectful."

Their statement added: "While the investigation is still ongoing, we do hope that there will be justice for Robyn in the future and changes will be made so that no other parent loses a child in such horrific circumstances."

Two men – Shaun Gatti and David Kinnon, both aged 20 – appeared at Paisley Sheriff Court earlier this week accused of causing Robyn's death by dangerous driving.

Gatti was also charged with a further two traffic offences and with attempting to pervert the course of justice.

No plea was entered and both men, who are from Paisley, were granted bail.