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Road worker killed as BMW ploughs into five men on grass verge in Dumbarton horror crash



A ROAD worker has died and four others were injured after a BMW ploughed into them whilst working on a busy Scots road.


The group were working on the grass verge just west of Lomondgate roundabout in Dumbarton when a grey BMW 3 series struck them around 8pm on Monday evening.


The tragic incident took place on Monday May 9 at 8pm


Emergency services raced to the accident scene on the A82 however a 59-year-old man was tragically pronounced dead on their arrival.


A 37-year-old man remains in the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow whilst he is treated for his serious injuries.


Three men aged 38, 43 and 46-years-old were released following treatment after they were taken by ambulance to Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley.


The male driver, 43, of the BMW was uninjured.


As was the 35-year-old passenger in the car.

Police are now appealing for witnesses or for anybody who has access to dashcam footage to help with their investigations.


Sergeant Hugh Niccolls from the Road Policing Unit at Dumbarton said: “Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the man who died and his colleagues who were injured.

Commenting on the incident, Kevin Robinson CEO of Safer Highways expressed his dismay at the incident, he said:


"Yet again we our morning the passing of one of our own as a result of an errant motorist.


"Earlier this year we lost Kevin Jarvis due to a not dissimilar incident but what have we learned - absolutely nothing!


"Incidents of incursions have effectively flatlined and yet as an industry what have we done .... absolutely nothing.


"We put our people to work behind a row of 1 metre high cones, or in this case no TM and expect that this will be a safe working practice.


"I can tell you now this is not the case.


"We need to take a long and hard look at what we do and how we influence behaviours in society and put into place engineering controls to mitigate risk."


Our thoughts go out to the family, friends and colleagues of the deceased and injured.

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