Calendar An icon of a desk calendar. Cancel An icon of a circle with a diagonal line across. Caret An icon of a block arrow pointing to the right. Email An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of the Facebook "f" mark. Google An icon of the Google "G" mark. Linked In An icon of the Linked In "in" mark. Logout An icon representing logout. Profile An icon that resembles human head and shoulders. Telephone An icon of a traditional telephone receiver. Tick An icon of a tick mark. Is Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes. Is Not Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes with a diagonal line through it. Pause Icon A two-lined pause icon for stopping interactions. Quote Mark A opening quote mark. Quote Mark A closing quote mark. Arrow An icon of an arrow. Folder An icon of a paper folder. Breaking An icon of an exclamation mark on a circular background. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Caret An icon of a caret arrow. Clock An icon of a clock face. Close An icon of the an X shape. Close Icon An icon used to represent where to interact to collapse or dismiss a component Comment An icon of a speech bubble. Comments An icon of a speech bubble, denoting user comments. Ellipsis An icon of 3 horizontal dots. Envelope An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of a facebook f logo. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Home An icon of a house. Instagram An icon of the Instagram logo. LinkedIn An icon of the LinkedIn logo. Magnifying Glass An icon of a magnifying glass. Search Icon A magnifying glass icon that is used to represent the function of searching. Menu An icon of 3 horizontal lines. Hamburger Menu Icon An icon used to represent a collapsed menu. Next An icon of an arrow pointing to the right. Notice An explanation mark centred inside a circle. Previous An icon of an arrow pointing to the left. Rating An icon of a star. Tag An icon of a tag. Twitter An icon of the Twitter logo. Video Camera An icon of a video camera shape. Speech Bubble Icon A icon displaying a speech bubble WhatsApp An icon of the WhatsApp logo. Information An icon of an information logo. Plus A mathematical 'plus' symbol. Duration An icon indicating Time. Success Tick An icon of a green tick. Success Tick Timeout An icon of a greyed out success tick. Loading Spinner An icon of a loading spinner.

German killed in horror crash on A82 at Bridge of Orchy

Roadblocks were set up at Tyndrum to prevent motorists from heading towards the crash scene
Roadblocks were set up at Tyndrum to prevent motorists from heading towards the crash scene

A German national has died following a horror crash involving a minibus and a water tanker on the A82 Glasgow to Inverness road at Bridge of Orchy.

The 30-year-old man died at the scene of the incident which took place on Wednesday around 12.15pm.

Eight people were taken to various hospitals across the west for further treatment as a large emergency service response rushed to the crash scene.

Three people have since been released from hospital following treatment and five remain in hospital in a serious but stable condition.

Police have since launched an appeal for information urging anyone who witnessed the incident or who may be in possession of dash-cam footage to come forward.

Chief Inspector Darren Faulds from Police Scotland’s road policing unit said: “Our inquiries continue to understand the full circumstances of what happened.

“Sadly one person died and several others were seriously injured and our thoughts are with their families and friends.

“We would ask anyone who may have witnessed the collision, or who may have dash-cam footage, and has not yet spoken to or provided this information to officers, to contact us as soon as possible.

“We would also like to thank members of the public for their patience while we carried out our investigation work into this serious collision.”

A large scale emergency service response flocked to provide assistance at the scene

The route was closed for just shy of 12 hours with a lengthy diversion route put in place. Motorists were forced to undertake a diversion route of more than 54 miles along the A85 from Tyndrum to Connel, before heading along the A828 to Ballachulish.

Five fire engines, six ambulances, a special operations response team, an air ambulance and a coastguard search and rescue helicopter were all sent to the scene.

Three of the injured were transferred to the Belford Hospital in Fort William, with two others taken to the Lorn and Islands Hospital in Oban.

The remaining three injured were taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Glasgow.

Oban North and Lorn Councillor Julie McKenzie said her thoughts are with those involved.

She said: “My condolences go out to the family and friends of the deceased. I am sure as with everyone in the Oban North and Lorn area that their thoughts will be the same.

“I am pleased to see that people passing respected the closure to allow the police that extra time to allow for their investigations to be completed.”

Anybody with any information is urged to contact police on 101.

Already a subscriber? Sign in

[[title]]

[[text]]