Cyclist dies in hospital after crash with HGV outside casino

The road outside the Riverboat casino in Glasgow was closed for more than nine hours on Friday following the collision.

Cyclist struck by HGV outside Glasgow city centre casino dies in hospital as probe launched

A cyclist struck by an HGV outside a casino in Glasgow has died in hospital, it has been confirmed.

Emergency crews including personnel from the Scottish Fire and Rescue and the Scottish Ambulance Service cordoned off the road outside the Riverboat Casino in the city’s Broomielaw area for more than nine hours following reports of the collision on Friday morning.

The cyclist was rushed to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, but was pronounced dead by medics a short time later.

An investigation into the incident has since been launched, Police Scotland said, but stressed enquiries were at an early stage.

The road eventually reopened at around 7.25pm after traffic had been diverted away from the scene.

A force spokesperson said: “We were called around 10.10am on Friday, January 27, to a report of a crash on Broomielaw, Glasgow, involving a cyclist and a HGV.

“Emergency services attended and the cyclist was taken to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital by ambulance and was pronounced dead a short time later.

“The road was closed and re-opened around 7.25pm.”

They added: “Enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances.”

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