Police Appeal After Three-Car Crash In South Lanarkshire

4 September 2017, 05:52

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Police have appealed for witnesses after a serious three-car crash in South Lanarkshire.

The crash happened on the A706 near Forth at 4.20pm on Friday when a black Peugeot 206 collided with a red Citroen C1 and then a white Ford Fiesta, which came off the road and went down an embankment.

Emergency services attended and occupants of all three vehicles were taken to hospital.

The male occupants of the Peugeot 206 aged 19 and 22 were taken to Wishaw General Hospital where they remain. A 15-year-old boy was later discharged from hospital with a shoulder injury.

The 25-year-old man in the Ford Fiesta was taken to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital and is in a serious condition.

A woman aged 22 and a child aged four, who were in the Citroen, were taken to Wishaw General Hospital as a precautionary measure but later discharged.

The road was closed for several hours.

A spokesman for Police Scotland said: "Officers are appealing for any motorists who may have been on the A706 around the time of the collision taking place.

"Anyone with any information or dash cam footage is asked to contact road policing officers at Motherwell Police Station via 101."