A DRIVER allegedly ignored road closure signs at the scene of a fatal collision involving a cyclist and a vehicle near Cardross last week before crashing his own car.

Police officers were managing the scene of an incident on the A814, between Cardross and Helensburgh, last Tuesday following a crash involving a Volkswagen Golf and a man on a bicycle.

Dumbarton man Colin McCourt, 40, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The road was still closed at 9.15pm when a male, now identified as a 20-year-old from Kilmarnock, allegedly saw fit to drive through the road closure and continue along towards the crash scene.

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As the driver approached a second set of signage, he reportedly collided with the signs and his vehicle went off the road, hitting a fence.

The man was charged with dangerous driving and reported to the procurator fiscal. His vehicle was seized.

The road, which was understood to have been shut between Darleith Road in Cardross and the Hermitage Academy roundabout in Helensburgh, re-opened in the early hours of Wednesday, November 11.

A 44-year-old Helensburgh man appeared at Dumbarton Sheriff Court the same day after being arrested in connection with alleged road traffic offences following the crash.

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