Quad bike driver killed in collision with lamp-post

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A man has died after crashing a quad bike into a lamp-post on a motorway slip road.

The 24-year-old was driving a green SMC quad bike on the M8 near Junction 29, Paisley, at around 3.45pm on Saturday when he appeared to lose control, colliding with the lamp-post, police said.

Emergency services attended but he died at the scene.

Sergeant Mark Miller said: “I would appeal to anyone who was on the M8 near to Junction 29 around the time of the crash, who may have witnessed what happened, to get in touch.

“I am also appealing for any motorists who could potentially have dashcam footage of the incident, or of the quad bike driving on the motorway beforehand, to please come forward.

“Anyone with information is asked to contact the divisional road policing unit based at Greenock via 101 and quote incident number 2662 of Saturday 12th August 2017.”

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