Blackwood road crash required an air ambulance

Scottish Air Ambulance attended the scene in Blackwood.
Scottish Air Ambulance attended the scene in Blackwood.

Road Policing Officers at Motherwell are appealing for any information after a serious road crash involving a car and a van in Blackwood yesterday, (Monday, August 13).

Around 5.40pm on Monday afternoon, a 32 year-old man was driving a Smart Roadster southbound on the B7078 Carlisle Road, Blackwood, when the vehicle was involved in a collision with a Ford Transit van being driven northbound by a 61 year-old man.

Emergency services attended and the 32 year-old driver of the Smart car was taken by air ambulance to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow where he is being treated for head and chest injuries. Hospital staff describe his condition as serious.

The 61 year-old driver of the Ford was treated as the scene for minor injuries.

Sergeant John Tait of the Road Policing Unit at Motherwell is appealing for any witnesses to the crash, or anyone with information to contact his office through 101 quoting reference number 3025 of 13th August 2018.