An Aberdeen pensioner has died after crashing his neighbour’s new motorbike.
It is understood the man, who has been named locally as George Tawse, mounted the white Yamaha FZ1 after its owner had pulled up outside his home in Cloverfield Gardens in Bucksburn.
The 68-year-old got on the vehicle without a safety helmet and crashed further up the street at around 3.30pm on Thursday.
A Grampian Police spokesman confirmed on Friday that a 68-year-old man had died following the accident.
It was the second time Mr Tawse has been involved in a serious motorcycle accident having collided with a tractor on the B977 Balmedie to Parkhill road on August 13, 2002.
Mr Tawse spent more than a month in hospital after the crash, including three weeks in intensive care, and had vowed never to ride a motorbike again.
Meanwhile, emergency services were also called to a separate accident involving a motorcyclist on Westburn Road in Aberdeen at around 3.50pm on Thursday.
The male motorcyclist was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary with serious injuries as a result of the crash.
Police have appealed for anyone who may have witnessed either of the accidents to contact them on 0845 600 5700, or CrimeStoppers on 0800 555 111 if wishing to remain anonymous.
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