58 Year Old Motorcyclist Killed On A708 Near Moffat

Road policing officers in the Scottish Borders are appealing for witnesses following a fatal crash involving a motorbike and a car between Yarrow Valley and Moffat.

Andrew Atkinson, 58, was pronounced dead at the scene after his BMW R1250 GS motorbike collided with a stationery Vauxhall Meriva on the A708, , around 4pm on Sunday, 10 July, 2022.

The driver of the car was not injured.

A 34-year-old man was arrested in connection with road traffic offences but has been released pending further enquiries.

The road was closed for around seven hours while crash investigations took place.

Lothian and Borders Road Policing Sergeant Barry Sommerville said: “My thoughts go out to Andrew’s wife, daughters, grandsons and friends at this very difficult time.
“We are working to piece together exactly what happened in the lead up to this crash and I would urge anyone with information or dash-cam footage to contact police.
“Andrew was travelling with two other bikers at the time, maybe you remember seeing the group in the area around 4pm? If so please get in touch.”

Anyone with information is urged to contact Police Scotland on 101 quoting reference 2416 of 10 July, 2022.