Motorcyclist dies after injuring neck in bike crash

Accident: Mr Steadwood died when he crashed on Saturday afternoon.
Accident: Mr Steadwood died when he crashed on Saturday afternoon.© STV

A motorcyclist has died after injuring his neck in a crash in Midlothian.

David Steadwood, 35, was riding his Suzuki motorbike on the B704 at Cockpen roundabout near Bonnyrigg in Midlothian on Saturday when the accident happened.

The biker, from Loanhead, fell off his bike and crashed onto the pavement at around 4.15pm, suffering severe neck injuries.

Members of the public and paramedics tried to resuscitate Mr Steadwood at the scene but he died.

Lothian and Borders Police are appealing for witnesses to the crash.

Anyone with information can call police on 0131 311 3131.

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