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Scottish Road Users Urged To Stay Safe In The Summer

Fatal Incident Highlights Dangers For Motorists


A safety expert at Irwin Mitchell’s Glasgow office has called on road users to take care as bikers begin to embrace the summer months and head out on rides.

Elaine Russell, a Partner and serious injury specialist, made the call following reports of a motorcycle incident on the A912 Strathmiglo to Falkirk road on Saturday evening (July 2nd), when a man suffered serious injuries after coming off his bike.

He later died after being taken to Queen Margaret Hospital in Dunfermline and police are now appealing for witnesses, although no other vehicles are thought to have been involved.

Discussing the case, Elaine said it was vital that both motorcyclists and other road users take care over the coming months.

She explained: “With warmer weather spreading across the UK, it is vital that motorists and bikers take extra care when on all roads, including country routes.

“A growing number of people will be on the move over the next few weeks, with holidays kicking and also the sunshine encouraging others to get out and about. However, busier roads can sadly increase the risks faced by many.

“We’d also urge people to prepare for all kinds of conditions as, despite Scotland enjoying some of its hottest days of the year at the moment, the weather can quickly change and make travelling on a number of highways particularly treacherous.

“Like many of the road-related cases we deal with, this fatal incident over the weekend shows just how dangerous the roads can be. It is vital people do everything they can to stay as safe as possible.”