Woman, 85, Critically Injured After Being Hit By Car In Hamilton

An 85-year-old woman is in a critical condition in hospital after a serious road crash in South Lanarkshire.

The woman was crossing the road on Gateside Street, Hamilton, when she was hit by a Chevrolet Kalos car at about 1pm on Tuesday.

The driver, a 46-year-old man, was uninjured in the incident near to Woodside Walk.

The woman was taken by ambulance to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow, where staff described her condition as "critical''.

Sergeant Joe McGuckien, of the divisional road policing unit at Motherwell police station, has appealed for any witnesses to the crash to contact his office through 101.

In a separate incident, a 53-year-old man has been seriously hurt following a road crash in Glasgow.

The man was crossing Springburn Road near its junction with Keppochhill Road when he was struck by a Ford Transit Connect van at 1.25pm on Tuesday.

Police said the 27-year-old man driving the van was uninjured in the crash.

The injured pedestrian is described as being in a "serious'' condition at Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in the city.

Sergeant Mark McGowan, of the trunk roads policing group at Helen Street, said: ``I would urge anyone who witnessed the crash or who has information that may assist our enquiries to contact us through 101. ''

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