Cyclist (74) killed in Forth Valley road traffic incident

Police are now investigating the circumstances of a road traffic incident where a 74-year-old cyclist died following a collision with a lorry.

Tuesday, 24th August 2021, 9:08 am
Updated Tuesday, 24th August 2021, 9:08 am

Road policing officers in Forth Valley are appealing for witnesses following the fatal road incident which happened around 5,45pm on Monday on the A85, near Crianlarich.

The incident involved the 74-year-old man cycling westbound on the A85 towards Crianlarich when he was involved in a collision with a Scania R450 lorry.

Emergency services attended and the cyclist was pronounced dead at the scene.

Sign up to our daily The Falkirk Herald Today newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

Police attended the incident on the A85 near Crianlarich

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

Sergeant David Marr, of Stirling Road Policing Unit, said: “Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the deceased at this time. We are conducting extensive enquiries into the circumstances of this incident and are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.”

People with any information on the incident can contact police on 101, quoting incident 3034 of August 23.

Thank you for reading this article on our free-to-read website. We're more reliant on your support than ever as the shift in consumer habits brought about by Coronavirus impacts our advertisers.

Please consider purchasing a subscription to our print newspaper to help fund our trusted, fact-checked journalism.