Police appealing for witnesses after serious crash in Lanarkshire


Police are continuing enquiries and are appealing for witnesses after a serious road crash on A80 in North Lanarkshire..

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At around 1715 hours on Tuesday evening, a Mini car was being driven eastbound on the A80 at Cumbernauld Road, Chryston by a 28 year-old man, when it appears that the vehicle lost control and was then involved in a collision with a Volkswagen Tiguan being driven westbound by a 58 year-old man. A Seat Toledo in the westbound carriageway was also damaged as a result of the crash.

Emergency services attended and the 58 year-old driver of the Volkswagen Tiguan was taken by ambulance to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow where he is being treated for head injuries. Hospital staff describe his condition as critical.

The 28 year-old driver of the Mini was taken by ambulance to Monklands District General Hospital where he was treated for injuries to his upper body, he has since been released.

Sergeant Scott Sutherland of the Divisional Road Policing Unit based at Motherwell said: “Extensive enquiries are continuing into the cause of the crash and I would urge any witnesses who have not yet spoken to police to come forward. I would also appeal to other motorists who were travelling on this carriageway shortly before the road crash took place to contact us, particularly if they have any dash cam footage, as these motorists may hold information that is significant to this investigation.”

The Divisional Road Policing Unit at Motherwell Police Office can be contacted through 101 quoting reference number 2538 of 28th November 2017.