Man dies after being struck by 'a number of vehicles' on M8 in West Lothian

Police Scotland has announced that a male pedestrian died in the early hours of this morning, after being struck by a number of vehicles on the eastbound carriageway of the M8 near East Whitburn.

The man was struck by a number of vehicles.
The man was struck by a number of vehicles.

The incident happened at 2.45am on New Year’s Day and enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances.

A ‘number of vehicles’ are said to have struck the man near to junction 4 at East Whitburn, Bathgate.

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A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Around 2.45am on Friday, 1 January, 2021, a male pedestrian died after being struck by a number of vehicles on the eastbound carriageway of the M8 near to junction 4 at East Whitburn.

“Enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances of the incident.”

The road was previously closed westbound between junction 3a and junction 4 for eight hours following the incident.

Traffic Scotland announced that lanes are now open and running in both directions.

Scottish Ambulance Service has been contacted for comment.

More to follow.

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