A Livingston man killed in a road accident on Tuesday on Bridgeness Road, has been named as Stuart Campbell.
Mr Campbell, believed to be in his forties, worked at his younger brother Thomas’s business Bo’ness Autoparts on Links Road for a number of years.Thomas Campbell told the Journal and Gazette: “He will be so missed by the whole family. I was with my big brother Stuart every day and I am going to miss him so much.
“I had just come from Edinburgh and I got there only a short time after it had happened. The ambulance was there already. He was in the ambulance but half an hour later he was pronounced dead.
“I phoned him when I got to the yard as I thought he would have been there already to open the yard up for the day. Someone answered his mobile to tell me he had been in an accident.
“The helicopter landed in the cemetery on Carriden Brae, but although the paramedics tried hard he died there.
“The HGV driver told someone he thought Stuart was already slumped over the steering wheel of his car, but we don’t know what the cause of the accident was yet.
“He may have taken ill just before the accident. He didn’t brake or anything.
“Stuart was the best driver ever, such a careful driver. He never speeded or anything. It is out of the question that he would veer across the road for no reason. He had a clean licence for 30 odd years. He was a good driver and he worked with cars all his life. He was on his way to work at the time. I spoke to him about twenty minutes before the accident happened.
“Originally from Liberton in Edinburgh, Mr Campbell who was the second oldest of seven children, four boys and three girls, lived with his partner Karen Kell in Livingston. He leaves a grown-up daughter, Stacey, who is in her twenties and three step-children. His mother Millie lives in Liberton.
The fatal road collision, involving an HGV tanker belonging to Scottish Water and Mr Campbell’s car happened around 11am on Tuesday morning.
The Scottish Water HGV tanker was transporting sewage sludge for processing at Kinneil Kerse Sludge Treatment centre when the accident happened.
A spokesman for Scottish Fire and Rescue said: “We received a call at 11.09am of a road traffic collision on Bridgeness Road, Bo’ness. A tender from Maddiston station attended accompanied by another from Linlithgow. Staff used cutting equipment to extricate one individual from the vehicle involved and left the scene at 12 noon.
The road was closed while police carried out enquiries into the circumstances and reopened at 4.25pm.
Anyone who witnessed this collision or has information that can assist with enquiries is urged to contact police on 101.”