Stirling Observer

Bikers injured in rural smash


Two bikers were injured in a serious road crash on a rural road at the weekend with one rider remaining in a critical condition.

The pair were involved in the incident on the A81 Callander to Blairhoyle Road at around 4.10pm on Saturday.

Both motorcycle­s were travelling southbound on the A81 when the rider of the Blue Yamaha R6 lost control and came off the bike, landing on the northbound carriagewa­y.

The rider of the Yellow Suzuki RGSX then collided with the rear of a black Ford Kuga, coming off the bike and landing on the southbound carriagewa­y.

Emergency services attended and the 48-year-old female rider of the Yellow Suzuki RGSX was taken to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital where medical staff describe her condition as critical.

The 56-year-old male rider of the Blue Yamaha R6 was taken to Forth Valley Royal Hospital for treatment. Medical staff describe his condition as stable.

Sergeant John Lang from Forth Valley Road Policing Unit said: “Enquiries are ongoing and I would appeal for anyone with informatio­n to please get in touch. In particular I would like to speak to anyone who may have observed the two motorcycle­s involved driving along the A81 from Callander. I would also urge any motorists with dashcams who were on the road to check their footage in case they have captured anything.”

Anyone with informatio­n is asked to contact police by calling 101 and quoting incident number 2284 of Saturday, September 4.

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