Motorcyclist dies on Dumfries to Edinburgh road

The 64-year-old rider was pronounced dead at the scene.

Saturday, 19th September 2020, 6:42 pm
Updated Saturday, 19th September 2020, 6:43 pm

A motorcyclist has died following a crash on one of Scotland’s busy roads.

The 64-year-old male rider was driving on the A701 from Dumfries to Edinburgh when he came off his bike at about 5.50pm.

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The crash happened near Moffat at about 5.50pm on Friday, September 18.

Emergency services were called out by the man, who was riding a black and red motorcycle, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Sergeant William Broatch, of Lockerbie road policing unit, said: "Our thoughts go out to the family and friends affected by this incident.

"Officers are continuing to carry out a thorough investigation into this crash and we are looking for assistance from the public to establish the exact circumstances surrounding this.

"I would ask that if you were in the area at the time and have any information that could assist us or any possible dash cam footage of the incident, that you get in touch with officers."

The A701 near Moffat where the motorcyclist died after coming off his bike
The A701 near Moffat where the motorcyclist died after coming off his bike

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