Teenager in hospital after early morning collision near Shotts

Appeal launched after teen hit by car

Police are appealing for witnesses after a teenager was hit by a car.

Officers were alerted to the collision, on the B717 Benhar Road near Shotts, at around 2.50am on Saturday.

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The pedestrian who was struck was taken for treatment at Wishaw General Hospital, where their condition is unknown.

The teen was taken to hospital following the crash.

The incident involved a blue Volkswagen Polo, the teenager and a second, unidentified vehicle which left the scene and officers are currently looking to trace.

Sergeant Simon Reilly said: "We are asking for anyone who witnessed the crash, or was driving through the area around the time, to come forward with any information they have, which could help our inquiries.

"We know that there was a second car and that it left the scene, but it is possible that the driver may not even know they were involved in anything. That is why we are keen for anyone who was driving in the area at the time to call us.

"Anyone with information can contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident 0522 of 7 March."

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