62-year-old killed by bus at shelter
A 62-YEAR-OLD man has died after being struck by a bus as he stood waiting at a stop.
James Lochrie was waiting at the shelter on Cathcart Road in the southside of Glasgow when he was knocked down around 8am yesterday.
Emergency services were called to the scene but were unable to save him.
The incident happened near the junction with Butterbiggins Road in the Govanhill area of the city.
Police said the relatives of Lochrie, from Castlemilk, had been informed. The 44-year-old bus driver was uninjured.
Part of the road was closed for several hours yesterday to allow police to carry out their investigations.
Constable David Murdoch of Strathclyde Police appealed for any witnesses to contact him on 0141-532 6442 to help piece together the sequence of events.
Less than two hours later, another man died in a second, unrelated road incident less than 20 miles away in North Lanarkshire.
The 44-year-old died at the scene after his car hit a tree on the A71, Allanton to Newmains Road at around 9.40am.
He was driving a dark coloured Mercedes west on the A71 near to the Bonkle cut-off when the car appeared to go out of control, left the carriageway and struck the tree.
Police in North Lanarkshire are appealing for any witnesses.
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