Cyclist dies following crash in West Lothian

28 February 2019, 11:11 | Updated: 28 February 2019, 11:13

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A cyclist has died following a collision involving a car near a former hospital.

The crash happened at around 5.20pm on Wednesday on the access road to Bangour Hospital in West Lothian.

Police said the vehicle involved was a Mercedes C220 car and they have appealed for information about the incident.

The road was closed for approximately seven hours for collision investigations at the scene and local road closures were in place.

Sergeant Brian Smith from Livingston’s Road Policing Unit said: “Sadly as a result of the collision the cyclist lost his life and our thoughts are with his family and friends at this incredibly difficult time.

“A number of people who were driving on the road at the time stopped to assist and we are thankful to them for their assistance.

“I’d ask anyone who may have witnessed the collision, and has not yet spoken to officers, to come forward to assist with our inquiries. Any driver who may have dash-cam footage is also asked to get in touch and provide this at their earliest opportunity.”

Those with information can contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident number 2915 of 27th February.