Motorcyclist killed after 'losing control of bike'
Michael Smail, 51, died when his bike crashed in South Lanarkshire.
A man has been killed after he crashed his motorbike in South Lanarkshire.
Michael Smail, 51, from Dumfries and Galloway, was riding his BMW R1200 bike on the A702 near Elvanfoot about 11am on Saturday when he crashed.
Mr Smail was pronounced dead at the scene.
A police spokesman said: "A motorcyclist was travelling southbound on the A702 when it appears to have lost control, causing the motorcyclist to be thrown to the ground.
"Several passing motorists stopped to assist at the location of the incident.
"The road was closed for several hours as officers conducted enquiries at the scene.
"An investigation is under way to establish the exact circumstances of the incident and officers are appealing for anyone who may have been travelling on the road around the time of the incident to contact them with any information.
"In particular, if anyone has any dash cam footage, please pass the footage to officers as it could assist in their enquiries."