Motorbike rider dies after crash in Bathgate

15 July 2019, 11:14 | Updated: 15 July 2019, 11:17

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A motorcycle rider has died in a crash after coming off his bike in Bathgate.

The 37-year-old man was riding on the A89 Glasgow Road on Saturday when he crashed his Suzuki GSXR600.

Paramedics and police were called to the accident, which happened at about 10.05pm on Saturday, but the man died at the scene.

Police Scotland do not believe there were any other vehicles involved in the crash, but have appealed for any witnesses to come forward to help their investigations.

Sergeant Dominic Doyle from the Lothians and Scottish Borders Road Policing Unit said: "Our investigation so far has led us to conclude that no other vehicles have been involved but we are eager to speak with anyone who can help us establish exactly what has happened during this incident.

"Any motorists or members of the public who were in the area of the A89 on Saturday evening and who believe they have any relevant information, including dash-cam footage of the collision, should contact police immediately.

"We would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the man's family at this very difficult time."

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Road Policing Unit in Livingston on 101, quoting incident number 4874 of July 13.

The crash was one of a number of fatalities on Scotland's roads over the weekend, including two pedestrians who were killed after being hit by a car in Fife.

The 59-year-old woman and 61-year-old man were struck by a grey Ford Fiesta on the A911 between the Rothes and Leslie roundabouts at around 10.10am on Saturday.

A 35-year old woman also died following a crash between a white Volkswagen Polo and a Mitsubishi L200 pick-up, which had been pulling a trailer.

The crash happened on the A948 Auchnagatt to Ellon road at about 4pm on Friday near to Golf Road in Ellon, Aberdeenshire, and a 33-year-old man and two children aged six and four were also taken to hospital with minor injuries.