Two men dead and two critically ill after crash in West Lothian

Two men have died and two are in hospital with life-threatening injuries following a one-vehicle crash.

The crash happened when a Subaru car left the road on the A706, Longridge Road in Whitburn, West Lothian, at around 5am on Saturday.

Two male passengers, aged 23 and 19, were pronounced dead at the scene.

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Two young men have died and two others are critically ill after a car crashed in Whitburn on Saturday.

Another two passengers, men aged 52 and 28, were taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Police said the driver, a 25-year-old man, has been arrested in connection with alleged road traffic offences and inquiries are ongoing.

The driver sustained a serious injury and needed hospital treatment.

Inspector Roger Park, of Lothians Road Policing Unit, said: “This was a tragic incident and our thoughts are with the men’s family and friends at this time.

“Investigations into the crash are ongoing and I would appeal to anyone with information which could assist our enquiries to call 101, quoting 0858 of 29 August”.

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