A FUNDRAISING drive has been launched for a young man who tragically died after his quad bike crashed into a lamp post in Knightswood.

David McMillan, 27, was pronounced dead at the scene following the accident on Archerhill Road last week.

Now hundreds of pounds have been raised in his memory through a Crowdfunding page.

Jennifer Bell, who set up the page, set a target of £5,000 for the family of the new dad whose son Rex was born six weeks ago.

She said: "Written with a heavy heart David tragically lost his life far too soon. Son to Irene and Thomas, Brother to Sean and Paul. Partner to Katie and daddy to their beautiful newborn baby boy Rex.

"David was loved by so many people and I'm hoping everyone can help me in raising some money at this devastating time for anything they as a family may need and for Katie and baby Rex‘s future."

More than £800 has been raised so far by wellwishers.

One said: "Totally devastating, your whole family is in my thoughts. So many fond childhood memories and working together in Marks. Such a nice boy, I’m so sorry, a lot of broken hearts."

Another added: "Thinking of you Irene, Tam, and the boys. My heart is hurting for you all. David was an absolute credit to you. Beautiful lad inside and out."

You can donate here.

Police are appealing for information following the incident. 

Sergeant Kenny Malaney, Glasgow Road Policing Unit, said: "We are supporting the man's family at this difficult time.

"Enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances of the collision and we would ask that anyone who witnessed the crash or may have any relevant dash cam footage to contact the police as soon as possible.

"We are also appealing for anyone who may have been in the Knightswood area on Thursday afternoon and saw quad bikes being driven in the nearby streets to get in touch."

Information can be provided to Police Scotland via 101, quoting incident number 2552 of 28 November, or reported anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.