Pensioner dies in collision at Larkhall railway station

A 78-year-old man has died after his car crashed down a railway embankment and onto a train station platform.

The accident happened at Larkhall train station. Picture: Google Images

The accident happened at Larkhall train station in South Lanarkshire at about 2.40pm on Friday.

The man was driving along the nearby King Street in a black Vauxhall Corsa which then crossed Caledonian Road, collided with a fence and carried on down the embankment to the platform below.

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He was taken by ambulance to Wishaw General Hospital, but later died.

Sergeant John Tait, of the Motherwell road policing unit, said: “We are appealing for anyone who was in the area yesterday who either witnessed the collision, or saw a black Vauxhall Corsa on King Street prior to the collision.

“We would also ask anyone with any dash cam footage of the incident to come forward.”