Three children and woman are rushed to hospital after horror car smash
Three children and woman are rushed to hospital after horror smash with car outside Aldi in Scottish town
- Crash occurred on Kirkton Street, Carluke, Clydesdale at around 3.10pm today
- Four pedestrians taken to Glasgow hospital but current conditions not known
- Pictures from scene show a rucksack and a Fiat 500 being inspected by police
Three children and a young woman have been rushed to hospital after being struck by a car near a primary school in Scotland.
Several police units and ambulance crews rushed to the scene on Kirkton Street in Carluke, Clydesdale, at around 3.10pm on Wednesday.
Pictures from the scene show investigators picking up a blue and purple rucksack with its contents seen strewn across the street, while a light-coloured Fiat 500 was left in the middle of the road as police inspected its interior.
The woman is in her 20s while the age of the children is not yet known, although there are two schools – Kirkton Primary and St Athanasius’ Primary – within a short distance of the crash site.
Their current conditions in hospital have not been reported.
The horror smash occurred on the main road running through Carluke and the scene was immediately closed off by a police cordon.
Several police units and ambulance crews rushed to the scene (pictured) on Kirkton Street in Carluke, Clydesdale, at around 3.10pm on Wednesday
Pictures from the scene show investigators picking up a rucksack with its contents seen strewn across the street
A light-coloured Fiat 500 was seen left in the middle of the road as police inspected its interior
The road was locked down from outside an Aldi while traffic was diverted along Glamis Avenue and James Street.
Mairi McAllan, MSP for Clydesale, said: ‘I am deeply worried about reports from Carluke this afternoon.
‘My team have been in touch with police offering all our support.
‘I want to thank the emergency services on the scene and in the meantime am, like everyone, praying for good news that no one is seriously hurt.’
Inspector William Broatch, from Motherwell Road Policing Unit, said: ‘Around 3.10pm, police were called to James Street in Carluke, at the junction with Kirkton Street, following a report of a road crash involving a car and four pedestrians – a woman and three children.
‘The pedestrians are all being conveyed to hospital for treatment.
‘Emergency services remain at the scene and local diversions are in place.
‘Anyone with information on the incident can call police on 101, quoting incident 2110 of 27 October.’
A spokesperson for the Scottish Ambulance Service said: ‘We received a call at 3.07pm to attend an incident on Kirkton Street, Carluke, and dispatched 10 resources to the scene.
‘One female in her twenties and three children have been transported to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow.’
‘We’ve dispatched 10 resources to the scene & the incident is still ongoing.’
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