Cyclist fighting for life after being hit by Audi on major motorway

A second cyclist was taken to hospital for assessment while the Audi driver was not injured.

Two cyclists were taken to hospital following a crash with an Audi on a major motorway near Falkirk.

Shortly after 5pm on Sunday evening, emergency services were called to the M9 near junction 7 for the M876 Falkirk after a crash between an Audi car and a cyclist.

The cyclist, a 26-year-old man, was taken to Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, where he remains in a critical condition. 

A second male cyclist, a 29-year-old man, was taken to Forth Valley Hospital for assessment, whilst the driver of the Audi was not injured.

The road was closed to allow for investigation and recovery until around 12.30am on Monday, June 3.

Inspector Andrew Thomson, from the Stirling Road Policing Unit, said: “Our enquiries into the circumstances surrounding this incident remain ongoing and we are appealing to anyone with information to please come forward.

“We are particularly keen to speak with any motorists who were in the area around 5pm on Sunday and may have dashcam footage, which could prove useful to the investigation.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, quoting incident 2738 of June 2, 2024.

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