Shock after man dies in vehicle near Tay Road Bridge

A man has died after being found unwell in a car near Tay Road Bridge.

Emergency services were called to the roundabout on the Fife side of the bridge in the early hours of today after concerns were raised for the 54-year-old’s welfare.

‘Medical matter’ closes road off Tay Road Bridge

Paramedics and police went to the scene at about 2.20am.

But despite their best efforts, he couldn’t be saved and died at the scene.

An investigation is now under way into the death — but officers don’t believe there are any suspicious circumstances.

The road between Tayport and Newport was closed for a time while the incident was dealt with.

Bosses at the Tay Road Bridge said the route was shut for about two hours with some traffic being diverted.

However, it’s not thought the closure affected traffic on the bridge itself.

Police had initially told the Tele that they were dealing with a “medical matter” — but it later emerged that a man had died.

The man was found within a Volvo car, but it’s not known if anyone else was with him at the time.

No details on his identity or where he lived have been revealed.

A spokeswoman for Police Scotland’s Fife Division said: “Police in Fife were called to the Tay Bridge Roundabout at around 2.20am today following reports of concern for a man in a vehicle.

“A 54-year-old man was treated by the Scottish Ambulance Service at the scene but was sadly pronounced dead.

“The death is being treated as unexplained but not suspicious and a report will be sent to the procurator fiscal.”

Councillor Tim Brett, who represents the Tay Bridgehead ward on Fife Council, said he was shocked to be told of the death.

He added: “I am sorry to hear that a man has died.

“I am assuming that there is going to be a full investigation into this by the police — and if there is any more information I hope they will let people know.”

The Scottish Ambulance Service was approached for comment but had not responded at the time of going to press.

‘Medical matter’ closes road off Tay Road Bridge