Police appeal for information about fatal accident

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Police Scotland are appealing for witnesses to a fatal accident involving an elderly motorcyclist near Glenamour Farm, Newton Stewart on Saturday.

A police spokesperson said: “About 1530 hours on Saturday, October 1, a road traffic collision happened on the A712 road just north of Glenamour Farm, Newton Stewart when a Honda 1300 motorcycle left the roadway. As a result the 74-year-old male rider, from Lancaster, was seriously injured and was flown to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow by Helimed. In the early hours of Monday, October 3, the man succumbed to his injuries and died.

“Police Scotland are appealing for witnesses to this crash to come forward and contact them at Newton Stewart on the 101 number if they saw anything which might help with the enquiry into the cause of this road traffic collision.”