Weekend of road chaos

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It was a weekend of closed roads and long detours for those travelling to and from Argyll following a number of serious accidents.

On Friday July 26, the A816 was closed about a mile south of Kilmore for about seven hours following a serious accident around 8.30am. Three vehicles were involved in the collision and one person suffered serious injuries, with the Air Ambulance called in to airlift them to hospital. The incident is still being investigated.

On Saturday July 27 one person died and three were taken to hospital with minor injuries following a crash between two cars near Crianlarich.

Emergency services were called to the accident on the A85 at Loch Lubhair at about 12.40pm on Saturday. The road was closed in both directions for a number of hours. Police have appealed for anyone who saw the accident to contact them.

And on Sunday afternoon, a 66-year-old biker died at the scene following a collision with a car on the A82, on the dual carriageway near Inverbeg.

The male driver of the car was uninjured.

A police spokeswoman said: ‘A 66-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with alleged road traffic offences. He is due to appear in court at a later date.’

The A82 was closed in both directions for 10 hours while investigations were carried out at the scene between Luss and Tarbet.

The local diversion on the A814 between Arrochar and Garelochead was also at a standstill due to buses and lorries trying to divert from the A82 down the road which is unsuitable for such large vehicles.