Written by Scott Campbell.
Published at 11:45 GMT on Saturday, 10th November 2012.
Wilderness Brae report into fatal Cumbernauld collision submitted to the Crown Office


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A REPORT into the events on Cumbernauld’s Wilderness Brae on Wednesday 1st August 2012 will be looked into by the UK Crown Office.

 

It has been reported that the Crown Office has received a report into the tragic deaths of three men killed in a three car pile-up on Wilderness Brae.

 

The fatal crash on August 1st claimed the lives of father-of-four Gordon McRae, 45, of Airdrie, Neil Harold, 34, father to a two year old son and Greig Brown, 30, from Myvot Avenue in Condorrat.

 

Mr McRae and Mr Harold were colleagues at engineering firm Nallatech, in Wardpark and the pair were travelling together when Mr Brown’s vehicle crossed the central reservation and hit their car head-on.

 

All three men died at the scene.

 

The deaths of the three men sparked days of mourning throughout Cumbernauld, which quickly turned into anger from road safety campaigners, who wanted more safety precautions put in place on the road which had claimed lives before.

 

The Wilderness Brae Appeal went online minutes after the accident and thousands of residents supported the page, with a petition aimed at having a crash barrier erected hosted huge support.

 

Now Strathclyde Police have submitted a report to the Procurator Fiscal who will consider what action will be taken.

 

After the triple tragedy, road bosses from North Lanarkshire Council resurfaced the road with a ‘high friction grip’ and installed barriers that the public had demanded, in a bid to increase road safety.

 

However, the council would not be drawn on the possible consequences of the report which was submitted last week.

 

A spokesman said: “It would be inappropriate for us to make any comment ahead of the Crown Office deliberations.”
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