Motorcyclist killed in crash on the M74

A motorcyclist was killed in a fatal road crash on the M74 northbound between junctions 11 and 10, near Lesmahagow, on Saturday.

Police are appealing for witnesses

The incident took place around 1.35pm and involved a Nissan Qashqai car, a BMW motorbike and a Honda motorbike.

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The 57-year-old man riding the Honda was pronounced dead at the scene, while the 59-year-old man riding the BMW was taken to hospital with serious injuries, whilst the 57-year-old male Nissan driver was taken to hospital as a precaution.

Sergeant Andy Shearer, from the Motherwell Road Policing Unit, said: “Our thoughts are with the friends and family of the deceased, along with those of the other men involved in this incident.”

Anyone with information should call police via 101.