Motorcylist dies in Kettlebridge crash

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Police in Fife are appealing for witnesses after a man died in a traffic collision near Kettlebridge yesterday morning.

Police in Fife are appealing for witnesses after a man died in a traffic collision near Kettlebridge yesterday morning.

The accident happened on the A914 near to Kettlebridge yesterday (Sunday 7th May) at around 10.50am and involved a yellow Piaggio Vespa Scooter.

Stuart Bousie, aged 46 from the St Andrews area, died at the scene.

Mr Bousie was travelling north when his scooter left the road. The road was closed for approximately four and a half hours while investigations took place.

In a statement released through Police Scotland, Mr Bousie’s family said: “We are deeply shocked and saddened at the sudden loss of Stuart.

“He was a much loved son of Margaret, father to Emma and Laura and husband to Katherine and he will be greatly missed by his family and all who knew him.

“He was an avid member of the Lone Sharks Scooter Club and was coming home from a great weekend at his first scooter rally of the year when he tragically lost his life.

“We are grateful for all the kind messages and support we have received at this very difficult time and wish to be left in private to mourn our loss.”

Sergeant Ewan Pearce from Glenrothes Road Policing Department said he is appealing for witnesses.

“This collision has tragically resulted in the death of a man,” he said.

“The scooter is a very distinctive yellow and I would urge anyone who saw it prior to the incident or was on the A914 near to Kettlebridge around this time and witnessed the collision to contact us immediately.”

Those with information can contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident number 1662 of 7th May 2017 or anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.