Contractors equipment not involved in collision
The tragic accident that killed a 60-year-old man on Fernhill Road last week was not connected with work on the Cathkin Relief Road.
Francis Mooney died after a tractor, pulling a low-loader with a digger on top, crashed into a car last Tuesday.
The tragic accident on Fernhill Road which saw one man killed last Tuesday, May 24, was in no way related to the building of the Cathkin Relief Road.
Francis Mooney, 60, died after a tractor pulling a low-loader with a digger on top crashed into a car at 11:15am.
The impact of the crash reportedly forced the digger to slide off the back of the lorry and on to the car.
The accident happened at the entrance to the works site for the Cathkin Relief Road, but the company carrying out the works, Land Engineering, say its staff and equipment were not involved.
A spokesman for Land Engineering said: “This serious accident on Fernhill Road took place close to the boundary of our site where we are building the new Cathkin Relief Road.
“We were deeply saddened to hear of the tragic outcome and our sincerest sympathies are with the families and friends of all those affected.
“I can confirm that none of our employees, vehicles, plant, equipment or sub contractors were involved in the incident.”
Land Engineering spoke out after a number of people took to social media to say the tractor had been turning into the works site at the time of the crash.
Floral tributes remain near the entrance to the site, paying respect to Francis, a loving brother and uncle.
Police Scotland confirmed the 60 year old, believed to be from Glasgow, died at the scene of the accident.
The 25-year-old driver of the tractor, taken to Queen Elizabeth University Hospital following the accident, is understood to be in a stable condition.
Police are still appealing for witnesses to the incident to come forward and have erected signs on Fernhill Road.
Sergeant Alison McAuley from the divisional road policing unit based at Motherwell said: “Enquiries are ongoing to establish the exact circumstances of this tragic incident and I would continue to appeal to anyone who witnessed what happened to get in touch.
“Anyone with information is asked to contact officers at the divisional road policing unit based at Motherwell on 101.”
Five cars and a bus were also involved in the incident however nobody else was seriously injured and none of the vehicles were badly damaged.
Loving Francis Mooney was described as a loving brother and uncle in floral tributes left at the scene
Tragic The crash occurred at 11.15am on May 24