Tributes have been paid to a 27-year-old man after his quad bike crashed into a lamppost in Knightswood. 

The tragedy took place in Archerhill Road in Glasgow after which David McMillan was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Police and ambulance crews were alerted to the crash before 5pm on Thursday. 

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His family told the Scottish Sun that David had become a dad just six weeks before the tragedy. 

A statement to the newspaper read: “David was a much loved son, brother, partner and new dad to six-week-old baby boy.

“He was a huge character, bright and bubbly with a heart of gold. It was a tragic accident which has left family and friends absolutely broken.”

Friends have since paid tribute on social media. 

One person wrote about David stating: "You were the kindest soul with the biggest heart. I’m so sorry your time was limited with your beautiful baby boy."

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Another local wrote: " Lost for words rest easy Dave, one of the most genuine guys you'll ever meet 💔"

A police spokesperson said: "Police were called to a report that a man was seriously injured after coming off his quad bike and crashing into a lamp post near the BMX track on Archerhill Road, Knightswood, Glasgow around 4.50 pm on Thursday, November 28, 2019.

"Emergency services attended, however, a 27-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene.

"The road closed until 10.15 pm but officers carried out an investigation into the incident."