M8 incident: Man dies after being hit by 'several cars' on motorway

Police are appealing for information after a man thought to be aged between 35 and 60 was struck by ‘several cars’ on the M8 last night.

Near J7a on the M8 where the crash happened on Thursday evening at about 9pm picture: Traffic Scotland
Near J7a on the M8 where the crash happened on Thursday evening at about 9pm picture: Traffic Scotland

Around 8.45pm on Thursday, November 19, a man yet to be identified was struck by several cars whilst walking on the live lane of the M8 westbound between J7A and J8, Baillieston.

Police have reported that he died at the scene.

Sergeant Scott Sutherland, Motherwell Road Policing Unit, said: "We have yet to find out who the man is and also why he was walking on the carriageway.

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"We are appealing to anyone who saw the incident happen, or to those who may have dash-cam footage and who have not already spoken to officers to get in touch."

The man is described as white, between 20 to 40 years of age, wearing a black Karrimor jacket, black jogging bottoms and black and grey Nike trainers.

The lane remained closed last night and this morning, following what police had identified as a ‘serious collision.’

Diversions of approximately 20 minutes have been put in place to assist traffic flow and motorists using the motorway are being urged to avoid the area.

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Police are urging people who can assist with identifying the man, to contact officers at Motherwell Road Policing Unit via 101 quoting reference number 3302 of 19 November, 2020.

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