Man dies after being struck by cars at M74 service station

The 24-year-old died after being hit on the M74.

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A man has died after being struck by several cars at a South Lanarkshire service station.

The 24-year-old was on the M74 in Bothwell when the incident took place at around 6.30pm on Monday.

It is believed that he had crossed the northbound carriageway when he was hit by a number of vehicles.

Emergency services attended and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The southbound carriageway was closed between junctions 4 and 5 while officers carried out their investigations.

Police are now appealing for witnesses in a bid to establish the full circumstances.

Sergeant Scott Sutherland from the Road Policing Unit said: “Enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances surrounding this incident and I am appealing for any witnesses to come forward.

“If you were travelling in either direction on the M74 near to Bothwell Services around the time the victim was struck, and either witnessed the incident or think your vehicle may have been involved, please get in touch.

“I would also urge any motorists with dash-cam footage which could assist with the investigation to come forward.

“Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland through 101.”