Ten hurt in minibus crash on A872 near Stirling
TEN people were being treated in hospital yesterday after a collision involving a heavy goods vehicle and a minibus.
The lorry overturned on the A872 Glasgow Road near Stirling, close to the Pirnhall roundabout, at about 3:15pm.
A spokeswoman for Central Scotland Police said five of the casualties were seriously hurt in the crash, while the other five are being treated for less serious injuries. It is understood all of the casualties are adults. They were taken by ambulance to Forth Valley Royal Hospital in Larbert.
Police officers, fire engines, five ambulances and a trauma team from the hospital all
attended at the scene.
Motorists who witnessed the aftermath of the accident reported that some of the casualties had been thrown from their vehicles, but had managed to get up and walk to the side of the busy road.
One man at the scene said: “The lorry was on its side. It looked like a little seven tonner – a two-axle rigid thing, not an artic.”
The A872 was closed in both directions from Pirnhall Roundabout to St Ninian’s Toll and diversions were in place last night.
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