Man dead after head-on collision with HGV lorry on A702

A man has died after his car collided head-on with an HGV lorry on the A702 this morning.

A 47-year-old man was travelling southbound along the A702 at Easter Howgate, Midlothian in a Nissan Micra at around 7:45 this morning when he crashed head-on with an HGV lorry.

The A702 was closed for much of today following the serious crash. Picture: TSPL

The A702 was closed for much of today following the serious crash. Picture: TSPL

The car driver was sadly pronounced dead at the scene. There were no other injuries or fatalities.

In a statement, a police spokesperson said: “Police in Midlothian were called to the A702 at Easter Howgate following a serious collision, which took place at around 7.45am on Tuesday 7 August.

“The collision involved a Nissan Micra travelling southbound and an HGV travelling northbound.

“The 47-year-old male driver of a Nissan Micra was sadly pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the HGV was uninjured.”

A road closure and diversions were in place for several hours after the crash.

Traffic Scotland confirmed that the road was reopened at 15:06pm.

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However, delays are still being felt, particularly at Bilston/Straiton junctions.

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