Man dies after crash on M8

28 July 2019, 12:46 | Updated: 28 July 2019, 12:52

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A 44 year old man has died after a crash on the M8 on Saturday afternoon.

The 44 year old was a passenger in an Audi A4 (travelling west) which hit a crash barrier before colliding with a Subaru Impreza  (travelling east)

It happened at junction 5, Shotts, North Lanarkshire at around half 3 on Saturday afternoon.

The route was closed in both directions for 5 and a half hours (eastbound) and 2 hours (westbound)

A 25-year-old man who was driving the Audi and a 21-year-old man who was also in the car suffered minor injuries.

A 27-year-old man who was driving the Subaru was also treated for minor injuries, however, two women in his car, age 29 and 26, were seriously hurt.

They were taken to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary where medical staff say their conditions are serious but stable.

Sgt Jon Mochan appealed for witnesses and urged anyone with dashcam footage to contact the Police Scotland non-emergency line.