Five year old boy seriously injured in Carluke crash

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward.
Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward.
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Police are appealing for information after a young boy was seriously injured in a road crash in Carluke this morning (Saturday, December 3).

Around 10.45am a westbound silver Mercedes and an eastbound Ford Focus collided outside a diner and car wash on Airdrie Road, Carluke.

A five- year-old boy, a rear seat passenger in the Ford Focus, sustained a serious head injury and he was taken by ambulance to Wishaw General where he remains for treatment. Hospital staff describe his condition as serious.

The 27-yearold female driver of the Ford Focus sustained minor injuries and was also taken to Wishaw General where she was treated and has since been released.

The 35-yearold male driver of the Mercedes was not injured.

Airdrie Road was still closed this afternoon to allow officers to carry out crash investigation work, with diversions in place.

Sergeant Joe McGuckien, Lanarkshire Road Policing Department, said: "The crash happened just outside a diner and car wash on Airdrie Road - both of which at the time were full of people.

"A number of witnesses have already come forward and we have been checking CCTV in the area. However, we would still ask that anyone who saw the crash happen contact police."

Information can be passed to officers at the Road Policing Unit at Motherwell via 101.