Boy and dad killed as car plunges off bridge

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A nine-year-old boy and his father have been killed after their car crashed off a road into a river in Scotland.

Christopher Groves, 38, and his son Connor, from Blantyre, died in the accident on the A725 near the Raith interchange, South Lanarkshire, at around 11.15am on Saturday. Source: Press Association.

Their car was travelling south from Whistleberry Toll towards East Kilbride when it left the road and went into the River Clyde.


Police divers removed Mr Groves and his son from the car but they were pronounced dead at the scene.

According to one local man who had been at the bridge shortly before the crash, poor visibility caused by the sun being so low in the sky had created hazardous driving conditions.

He told the BBC:" The sun was very low. It was really bright. You couldn't see."

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: "A search of the area and water took place, and a short time later two people were removed from a vehicle in the water.

"Sadly, one man, aged, 38 years and a boy aged nine years were pronounced dead at the scene."

Their relatives have been told and a report will be sent to the procurator fiscal.

The road was closed for several hours while officers investigated the crash.

Police appealed for anyone who witnessed the incident to contact them on 101.

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