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Glasgow man killed in lorry crash named by police

A Glasgow man who died after a crash involving an articulated lorry has been named by police.
Robert Sharp, 50, from Maryhill, died in hospital following the incident in Dumfries and Galloway.
The collision – which involved a grey Peugeot 307 and a whi…

Car passenger dies after crash with lorry on motorway

A74(M): Road was closed for about six hours after crash.

A74(M): Road was closed for about six hours after crash.

A74(M): Road was closed for about six hours after crash. Google 2017

A man from Glasgow has died in a smash involving a lorry and a car on a motorway.

The crash happened on the southbound carriageway of the A74(M) near junction 20 Eaglesfield in Dumfries and Galloway.

A 50-year-old passenger, who was in a Peugeot 307 car, was taken to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow by air ambulance but later died.

The driver of the car, a 39-year-old man from Callander, Stirlingshire, was also injured in the crash, which happened shortly after 4pm on Wednesday. 

His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

A man, 59, who was driving the Scania lorry, was uninjured.

The road was closed for around six hours while investigations were carried out.

Fruit lorry crashes off A75

An articulated lorry loaded with fruit and vegetables crashed off the A75 Gretna to Stranraer Euro-route, east of Dumfries early this morning.
The lorry careered off the road about a mile east of the Collin bypass, and demolished part of a fence and t…

Man in hospital after A75 lorry crash

A man has been hospitalised following a serious crash on the A75 in Dumfries and Galloway.
The three vehicle collision, which involved two lorries and a car, took place at Cuckoo Bridge Roundabout, near Dumfries.
The man is reported to have several inj…

Police appeal after ‘road rage’ attack

Police are appealing for witnesses after a ‘road rage’ attack near Castle Douglas.

It happened at around 11:15pm on Wednesday 14 December, on the A75 near the Ramhill, Castle Douglas.

Police say a 48-year-old man driving a Mercedes Sprinter van was overtaken by an articulated lorry, which pulled up sharply in front of him.

The driver of the lorry then left the vehicle, and assaulted the van driver.

The van driver, who is from Birmingham, was left with a sore face and in a shocked condition, and the lorry driver left the scene after the attack.

The only description that the victim was able to give regarding his attacker is that he was between 40/50 years old, stocky build with a beer belly. He was about 5’8″ tall and had short grey hair and a goatee beard and moustache.

He was wearing a red and white vertical striped t-shirt, jeans and safety boots. The victim received some cuts to his face as a result however did not require medical attention.

We want to hear form anyone who may have been on the A75 near the Ramhill around this time to get in touch if they saw anything which might help us in this investigation. The victim was unable to indicate why this assault might have happened.

– Constable Callum Jardine at Castle Douglas

Two lorries and car in Dumfries by-pass crash

A 45-year old man was taken to hospital following a crash involving his car and two lorries, on the A75 Dumfries by-pass this morning.
The incident happened between the A709 and A701 roundabout at around 7.20am.
The vehicles involved were a white Volvo…