Four Killed On Roads In Under 24 Hours

11 August 2016, 12:09 | Updated: 11 August 2016, 12:11

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Four people have died in three separate crashes on Scotland's roads in less than 24 hours.

Two 23-year-old men died after a crash on the A723 near Strathaven, South Lanarkshire, on Wednesday.

The men were in a Volkswagen Golf car which collided with a Scania lorry travelling in the opposite direction near Muirhall farm at about 2.55pm.

Both the driver and passenger died at the scene. The 26-year-old lorry driver was not injured.

Sergeant Craig McDonald, of the divisional road policing unit at Motherwell, North Lanarkshire, asked anyone who witnessed the incident to contact him by calling 101.

Meanwhile, a 23-year-old motorcyclist was killed in an incident on the A737 at Beith, North Ayrshire, on Wednesday.

The man was driving an Aprilia motorbike on Gateside Road at about 6.35pm when he lost control and crashed into a Mercedes van and a BMW.

Emergency services attended the scene but the man was pronounced dead on arrival. The drivers of the other vehicles were both uninjured.

Sergeant Iain Pittams, from the divisional road policing unit based at Irvine police office, said: "Enquiries are continuing into the circumstances surrounding the crash and I would ask any witnesses, or anyone with information that may assist our investigation to contact our office by phoning 101.''

In Aberdeenshire, a man died after his car collided with a lorry on the B979 near Westhill at about 8.30am on Thursday.

The accident took place between the B9119 Cairnie road and A944 route to Elrick. The road is expected to be closed for several hours while investigations are carried out.

Police are asking for any witnesses who can assist with enquires to contact them.