Crash biker flown to hos­pi­tal

Stirling Observer - - FRONT PAGE -

A mo­tor­cy­clist was se­ri­ously in­jured in a crash with an­other biker on the A84 near Blair Drum­mond Sa­fari Park shortly be­fore 11.30am on Fri­day.

Po­lice, fire­fight­ers and paramedics at­tended the in­ci­dent and the stretch of road re­mained closed for sev­eral hours.

Po­lice are now in­ves­ti­gat­ing the in­ci­dent. A spokes­woman said:“A male mo­tor­cy­clist sus­tained se­ri­ous in­juries and was treated at the scene by Scot­tish Am­bu­lance Ser­vice. He was later trans­ported to Queen El­iz­a­beth Hos­pi­tal, Glasgow, via he­li­copter.

“The other mo­tor­cy­clist was un­in­jured. In­quiries into this col­li­sion are con­tin­u­ing and any­one with in­for­ma­tion is asked to come for­ward.”

The stretch of the A84 ap­proach­ing Blair Drum­mond Sa­fari Park has been de­clared an ac­ci­dent blackspot by nearby res­i­dents.

They have raised safety con­cerns over the turn-off to the park as well as long queues on the ap­proach to the turn-off.

Cam­paign­ers have long asked trans­port bosses to re­think the road lay­out.

In Fe­bru­ary 2015 queue warn­ing signs were erected at the junc­tion be­tween the A84 and the en­trance to the park.

The Ob­server re­ported last month that Trans­port Scot­land bosses, the own­ers of the sa­fari park and lo­cal rep­re­sen­ta­tives were to meet to dis­cuss the safety con­cerns.

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