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Motorcyclist Dies After Suffering Serious Injuries In Road Collision

Lorry And Bike Involved In Aberdeen Crash


A motorcyclist from Aberdeen has died after being seriously injured in a road traffic collision with another vehicle in the city.

The 19-year-old is reported to have suffered serious fractures in the incident, when his Yamaha motorcycle was involved in a crash with a 4x4 late on Sunday night (July 17th).

Emergency services gave the motorcyclist first aid at the scene but he then died from his injuries at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary. The 4x4 driver was not injured in the collision, while the dual carriageway was closed for around six hours.

Elaine Russell, a Partner and road safety specialist at Irwin Mitchell’s Glasgow office, said: “This is undoubtedly a terrible incident and it is vital that police work thoroughly to identify how this devastating incident occurred, as well as whether it could have been prevented.

“We work with the families of those involved injured and killed in serious road traffic collisions and have seen the life-changing and shocking consequences that such incidents can have on victims and their loved ones.

“It is clear that answers are needed over how this happened as well as whether lessons can be learnt which will mean similar incidents are avoided in the future.

“We have regularly campaigned for improvements in road safety standards and would urge authorities to continue to consider how such road collisions can be the reduced in the future.”