Highlands & Islands

Man dies on North Uist after being trapped under HGV

A man has died after becoming trapped underneath an overturned lorry on North Uist.

Emergency services were called to a one-vehicle accident involving an HGV on the B894 at Locheport at about 13:00 on Saturday.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said three crews were called to a report of a vehicle on its side with a man trapped underneath.

Police said the male occupant of the HGV was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Health and Safety Executive is involved in the investigation.

In a separate accident a 51-year-old man has died after crashing his motorbike in the Highlands.

The accident happened on the A87 Invergarry to Kyle of Lochalsh road near Bun Loyne at about 17:00 on Saturday.

Police said the man was travelling north on a blue Suzuki motorbike.

Separately, a man was taken to hospital with serious injuries after his blue Renault crashed on Millburn Road, Inverness, at about 00:40 on Sunday.

Millburn Road was closed for about six hours.

Police have asked anyone with information about the accidents to contact them.

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