Three injured in serious car crash at Thankerton

Police appeal for witnesses
Police appeal for witnesses

POLICE are appealing for information following a serious road crash on the A73 at Thankerton on Thursday, September 17.

Around 9pm on Thursday night, a black Mazda 2 travelling north on the A73, was involved in a collision with a black Vauxhall Corsa travelling south.

The occupants of both cars were taken by ambulance to Wishaw General Hospital where the driver of the Mazda – a 20 year old man – is detained. Medical staff describe his condition as stable.

The 19-year-old male driver of the Vauxhall Corsa was released from hospital after treatment.

His front seat passenger, a 17-year-old girl, sustained head injuries. She is still within Wishaw General Hospital where her condition is described by staff as stable.

A 14-year-old girl – who was sitting in the back of the car – was also taken to Wishaw General Hospital where she was treated for serious injuries to her spine. Her condition is said by staff to be stable. It is understood she was to be transferred to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow.

The A73 at Thankerton, was closed for approximately six hours.

Sergeant Joe McGuckien, Road Policing Unit, Motherwell, is appealing for witnesses.

He said: “I would ask anyone who saw the crash take place to contact road policing officers at Motherwell Police Office via the 101 number.

“I am particularly keen to hear from an HGV driver who, from witnesses, we believe was driving in front of the black Mazda at the time of the crash and who therefore may have information that will help officers with their enquiries.”