Sixteen-year-old cyclist dies at scene of crash with Mercedes

The teenager's bike was struck by a car in Falkirk shortly before 9pm on Friday night.

Sixteen-year-old cyclist dies at scene of crash with Mercedes Police Scotland

A 16-year-old boy has died after his bike was struck by a Mercedes Benz in Falkirk. 

The crash between the teenage cyclist and silver car happened at 8.55pm on Friday on the A803, Polmont Road at its junction with Dundas Road.

Emergency services were called to the incident, however, the boy died at the scene.

The 28-year-old driver of the Mercedes and the two passengers within were uninjured.

The road was closed for several hours, reopening around 4am on Saturday. 

Sergeant David Marr of the Stirling Road Police Unit said: “This was a serious collision and our thoughts at this time are with the family and friends of the boy who sadly lost his life, along with all of those involved. 

“Our enquiries into the cause of the collision are continuing and I would ask anyone who saw what happened, and has not yet spoken to officers, to come forward. I would ask motorists using the A803 yesterday evening and who may have been recording via dash-cam devices to check their systems and provide any relevant footage to us as soon as possible. 

“I’d like to thank those members of the public who stopped and assisted at the scene, along with our emergency service colleagues who attended the incident.”