Police appeal after Fatal A1 Accident

Police appeal after Fatal A1 Accident

Police in East Lothian are investigating following a fatal road traffic collision on the A1 near to the junction at Torness Power Station.

The incident happened around 1pm on Monday, April 3, when a black Ford Focus was involved in a collision with a heavy good vehicle.

Police and emergency services attended and the 70-year-old male driver of the Ford Focus was found to have sustained serious injuries.  He was taken the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary for treatment where he sadly died a short time later.

The 51-year-old male driver of the HGV was uninjured.

Enquiries are currently ongoing to establish the full circumstances of this collision and a report will be sent to the Procurator Fiscal.

Police Sergeant Andrew Trotter of Lothian and Scottish Borders’ Road Policing Unit said:  “This is a tragic collision and our thoughts are with the gentleman’s family at this difficult time.

“We are still establishing the full circumstances and are eager to speak to anyone who may have been in the area and witnessed the collision.

“Anyone with information is ask to get in touch with police immediately.”

Those with information can contact Police Scotland on 101 or anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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