'Much loved grandfather' who died after crash on busy road named

John Fairgrieve, 75, died in the single-vehicle crash at Newcraighall on Saturday morning.

‘Much loved grandfather’ who died after crash in Edinburgh at A1 Newcraighall named Police Scotland

A man who died in hospital after a car crash on a busy Edinburgh road has been described as a “much loved husband, father and grandfather”.

At around 9am on Saturday June 1, emergency services were called to reports of a single-vehicle crash on the A1 at the Newcraighall junction involving a silver Ford C-Max.

The driver of the car was taken to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh where he later died.

He has now been named as 75-year-old John Fairgrieve.

In a statement. his family said: “While we’re grateful that no one else was injured in the incident, we’re deeply saddened by the loss of a much loved husband, father and grandfather.

“We would like to give our thanks to all the emergency services for the care and support they provided and also to those that stopped to help at the scene.”

Enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances of the crash.

Road policing sergeant Louise Birrell said: “Our thoughts remain with John’s family and friends as they continue to try to come to terms with what has happened. We’ll support them and keep them updated as our investigation progresses.

“We would like to thank the members of the public who stopped at the time to help Mr Fairgrieve and those who have come forward with information so far.

“We’re keen to speak to anyone else who saw what happened or has dashcam footage from the area around the time.”

Anyone with information is urged to contact Police Scotland on 101 quoting reference 1099 of June 1, 2024.

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