90 year old man in critical conditon after Glasgow van accident

27 January 2017, 15:02


An elderly man is in a critical condition in hospital after he was reportedly knocked down by a van.

The 90-year-old was rushed to Monklands Hospital after the incident at around 4.30pm on Thursday in Main Street, Bellshill, North Lanarkshire.

Police said they were called to a report of a man being knocked down as he crossed the road but it is not known if contact was made between the van and the pedestrian, or if he had fallen on to the road as the van was passing.

The van driver, a 31-year-old man, was left in shock but was not injured.

Officers are now appealing for any witnesses to contact them.

Sergeant John Tait said: "I would appeal to anyone who was on Main Street, close to Cross Orchard Way, on Thursday afternoon, to please get in contact if they witnessed this incident.

"We are yet to establish whether contact was made with the van and the pedestrian, or if the man had fallen within the proximity of the vehicle.

"We are still assessing opportunities to capture CCTV and information from the public could really help us in determining the circumstances surrounding the incident.

"Anyone with information is asked to contact Road Policing officers based at Motherwell Police Station via 101.''

Meanwhile, a 15-year-old boy is in a critical condition after he was knocked down in Crookston.

He was crossing Barrhead Road at around 6.40pm on Thursday when he was hit by a Ford Fiesta being driven by a 41-year-old man.

The teenager was rushed to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital where staff describe his condition as critical.

Police are appealing for witnesses.