POLICE: Witness appeal following a fatal road crash near Oban

By Democrat reporter

Police in Argyll and Bute are appealing for information following a fatal road crash in Oban.

The incident took place around 2.30pm on Friday, 2 April, 2021 on the A85, east of Connel when a black Kawasaki motorbike collided with a black Mitubishi Outlander.

Emergency services attended and a 62-year-old man was taken to Lorne and Islands District and General Hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

The road was closed for around nine hours to allow a full collision investigation to take place.

Officers are keen to speak to the driver of a white Transit van who may have witnessed the incident.

Inspector Archie McGuire, of Police Scotland’s Argyll & West Dunbartonshire Road Policing Unit said: “Our thoughts go out to the family and friends of those involved in this crash.

“We are appealing to anyone who may have any information surrounding the crash, specifically a white Transit van who was on the road at the time of the incident. 

“I would also appeal to anyone who has any dashcam footage of the area to come forward and speak to police.

“As the stay at home message is beginning to ease, I would ask motorists to take extra care when travelling around their local areas.

“Roads may be busier than they have been in recent weeks and we would ask that motorists stay vigilant when making essential journeys.

“Anyone with any information is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101 and quoting incident number 2350 of 2/04/21.”

Meanwhile, a 53-year-old woman has died in a crash between her motorbike and a car near the village of Forth in South Lanarkshire.

The Suzuki bike was in a collision with a BMW on the A706 at about 16:30 on Saturday. She died at the scene.

A 20-year-old man was arrested in connection with the crash then released to allow further investigation.

Police Scotland asked for witnesses to contact them to establish the full circumstances.

Constable Gemma Blackadder said: “Our thoughts are with the family of the deceased at this time, as they come to terms with their tragic loss.

“We are aware that there were a number of people at the scene of the crash.

“Our investigation remains ongoing and we are asking for anyone with information to please come forward.”


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