Scotland

Three killed in separate road crashes

crash at A92 in Fife
Image caption One man died and five others injured in the head-on collision at the A92 in Fife

Three people have been killed in separate accidents on Scotland's roads.

The first incident involved the death of a 31-year-old man who was hit by a car while walking along the A82 on Saturday night near Luss, in Argyll.

On Sunday a man was killed and five others taken to hospital in Dundee after a crash on the A92 in Fife.

A motorcyclist has also died after a crash involving a bus on the A82 at Firkin Point in Inverbeg, near Loch Lomond.

The incident, which happened shortly after 1000 BST, resulted in the A82 being shut.

Strathclyde Police said the popular tourist route would remain closed and diversions were being put in place.

In Fife, accident investigators have been examining the scene at Luthrie, near Cupar, where a head-on collision at 0530 BST resulted in the death of 54-year-old George Izatt from Methil.

Five other occupants of the vehicles were taken to Ninewells Hospital, where their conditions are not thought to be life-threatening.

Strathclyde Police has also issued an appeal for information following the death of the pedestrian near Luss.

The force said the man was walking southbound along the carriageway when he was hit by a white car.

'Tragic accident'

He was taken to the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley but died of his injuries a short time later.

The 41-year-old driver of the car was uninjured.

Police said they were particularly keen to speak to a couple who stopped shortly after the incident.

Pc Colin Scott at Dumbarton police station said: "At this time we are working to piece together the young man's movements and trying to establish why and how he came to be on the A82 near Luss.

"This incident appears to be a tragic accident and we would appeal for witnesses to come forward."

Meanwhile, the A90 at Longforgan junction was closed for two-and-a-half hours after a crash involving two cars at about 0750 BST.

The driver of one of the vehicles, which ended up in a ditch, was freed by firefighters who had to remove the car's roof.

The Scottish Ambulance Service said five casualties had been taken to Ninewells hospital.

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