West Lothian crime: 30-year-old man arrested following fatal crash on A71 that killed motorcyclist

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A 30-year-old man has been charged following an eight-month investigation into a fatal road crash in West Lothian which claimed the life of a 63-year-old man.

The crash happened in October last year on the A71 and involved a car and a motorbike. The rider of the Honda CB 1000 motorcycle died at the scene. The driver of the car, a Hyundai i30, was uninjured.

A 30-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with road traffic offences following a fatal crash on the A71 in West LothianA 30-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with road traffic offences following a fatal crash on the A71 in West Lothian
A 30-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with road traffic offences following a fatal crash on the A71 in West Lothian | Google Maps

The 30-year-old car driver has now been arrested in connection with road traffic offences and a report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.

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On Tuesday, October 10, 2023, emergency services were called to the A71 between Wilkieston and East Calder at around 2.40pm following the reports of the crash . The road was closed for several hours to allow collision investigators time to conduct enquiries.

Today, Police Scotland said: “A 30-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with road traffic offences following a fatal crash on the A71 in West Lothian. The crash happened around 2.40pm on Tuesday, 10 October 2023, and involved a car and a motorcycle. “The rider of the motorcycle, a 63-year-old man, died at the scene. A report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.”