Five People Hurt In M74 Road Crash

Five people have been taken to hospital after a motorway collision.

One woman had to be cut from her car following the four-vehicle smash on the northbound carriageway of the M74 in Glasgow.

The accident happened at about 9.40am today at junction 1A Polmadie.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said three other women and a man were able to release themselves from their vehicles.

All five were treated by paramedics at the scene before being taken to the city's Victoria Infirmary.

Incident commander Francis Nicol said: "Our crews used hydraulic rescue equipment to remove the central post of the car with the casualty inside. This created the space needed to safely release her.

"She received trauma care from paramedics and firefighters throughout the operation, and our police colleagues had closed the carriageway to ensure the safety of everyone involved.''

Explore Edinburgh Edinburgh becomes "hipster hotspot"

Major cities across Britain are becoming home to "hipster hotspots'' - pushing up house prices strongly in places such as Bristol, Manchester and Edinburgh as well as in London - research has found.

Recently Played Tracks

To listen live, choose your preferred location:

Go

On TV: 20 Sleeps Til Santa!

11am - 12pm

Watch heart TV

  • Chris Rea Driving Home For Christmas

    Now

    iTunes

  • Coldplay Christmas Lights

    10:55

    iTunes

  • Kylie Minogue It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

    10:45

    iTunes

  • Ariana Grande Santa Tell Me

    10:35

    iTunes

Heart VIP

Local

Autumn Weather

Find your local four day weather report here.

Listening To Radio Win With Heart

Make Heart the soundtrack to your day and you could be a winner with great prizes up for grabs throughout the day.

Shopping Our Advertisers

Find out more about some of the companies advertising on Heart Scotland- East.

Follow Heart on Twitter