Police Name Motorcyclist Who Died In 'Wrong Way' Crash

12 November 2018, 07:37

Allan Nicholson motorbike crash

A motorcyclist who died after a crash with a car which was allegedly travelling in the wrong direction has been named by police.

Allan Nicholson, 24, was thrown from his red Suzuki motorbike following the collision involving a white Ford Mondeo which police said was travelling south on the northbound carriageway of the A725 East Kilbride expressway.

Emergency services attended and Mr Nicholson was pronounced dead at the scene.

The 34-year-old man driving the car was treated for minor injuries at Hairmyres Hospital in East Kilbride.

Police said he was later charged in connection with the incident and was due before Hamilton Sheriff Court on Monday.

Officers are appealing for information about the crash which happened at around 6.45am on Saturday about half-a-mile south of the Raith Interchange.

Chief Inspector Darren Faulds from Road Policing appealed for information from anyone who witnessed the crash or saw the vehicles beforehand.

He said: "I would also ask any motorists with dash-cams who were on the road around the time of the incident to check their footage in case they have captured anything which could be of significance to the investigation.

"Anyone with information is asked to contact the Divisional Road Policing Unit based at Motherwell via 101, quoting incident number 0927 of Saturday 10 November 2018."