The devastated parents of a young Irvine man killed when he was thrown from a motorbike after a car crashed into it are demanding something be done to stop another tragedy happening.

Liam Scott, originally from Kilwinning, was riding on the back of his friends’ motorcycle on a day trip up to Loch Lomond on Monday, August 31, when they stopped to turn right towards a popular viewpoint.

Liam’s dad Alexander Scott said it was as the two mates were stationary on the A82 waiting for traffic to allow them to continue that a car hit them from behind.

They were thrown from the black Suzuki motorbike. Liam was rushed to Queen Elizabeth University Hospital while his friend was taken to the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley.

The car was a silver Volkswagen Golf Estate, its driver was uninjured.

But while the 23-year-old driver of the motorbike was later discharged, 21-year-old Liam died from his injuries two days later on Wednesday, September 2.

Mr Scott said: “I don’t know what to say. We’re in limbo.”

Irvine Times: Liam Scott died on Wednesday, September 2.Liam Scott died on Wednesday, September 2.

This is the second child that Mr Scott and Liam’s mother, Kelly, have lost. Their daughter Louise died six years ago.

They still feel that her death has left questions unanswered, but the couple are looking for support from the public to have changes made to the road in the hope that there will not be another tragedy like Liam’s.

Mrs Scott said: “My son was a healthy 21-year-old, that was due to celebrate his 22nd birthday in October.

“He had his full life mapped out, and was focused on where he wanted to be in life.

“He was a much-loved person, who was game for a laugh, and just wanted to live his life to the full.  But instead it was ripped from under him, in the blink of an eye.”

Liam’s body is still with the coroner as the investigation into the crash continues meaning his parents have been unable to plan his funeral and other family members have not been able to see him to say their final farewells.

Liam’s sisters, Amanda and Candice, and three brothers Bobby, Xander and Eddie will not be able to see him because of how long his body will have been held.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions on funerals, only 20 people can attend which has put Liam’s parents in the terrible position of having to choose which immediate family members will be able to attend.

Mr Scott said: “There are more than 20 immediate family. How do you tell family members they can’t go to their nephew’s funeral?”

The family know the road well, they go camping and visit bothys up North and often take the A82.

Mrs Scott said: “This is an amazing drive with the most amazing scenery which is sadly ruined by inconsiderate drivers, which sadly causes accidents, takes lives and leaves families devastated.

“The stretch of the trunk road between Luss and Tarbet is notorious, with statistics last year and this year, showing it accounted [for] a high proportion of serious and fatal road accidents in the area.”

Irvine Times: Turn off on A82 near Auchenheglish Lodges.Turn off on A82 near Auchenheglish Lodges.

Mr Scott said: “We can’t be the only ones that have lost loved ones.”

The family want the speed limit on the road reduced or other action taken to reduce the speed that drivers can go at.

You can support them by signing the petition here.

Inspector Archie McGuire, Argyll and West Dunbartonshire Road Policing Unit, said: "Our thoughts are very much with the man's family and friends at this difficult time.

"We continue to investigate the circumstances of the crash and I would ask anyone who has information and has not yet spoken to Police to come forward.

“I would also ask anyone who was driving in the area at the time and has a dash-cam to check back and see if there is any footage that could assist our investigation.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Divisional Road Policing Unit based at Dumbarton through 101, quoting incident number 2478 of 31 August.