Three dead and two in hospital after car crash in Bothwell

Two men and a woman have died, and another two men are in hospital, following a road crash in Bothwell during the early hours of this morning.

Police are appealing for witnesses

The incident happened at around 4.35am on Friday morning, when police were called to a report of a crash involving a Vauxhall Astra on Blairston Avenue near its junction with Hamilton Road.

Emergency services attended and one woman aged 30 and two men aged 36 and 62 were pronounced dead at the scene.

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A 31-year-old man was taken by ambulance to University Hospital Wishaw, where hospital staff describe his condition as critical.

A 42-year-old man was also taken by ambulance to University Hospital, Wishaw, where hospital staff describe his condition as stable.

Police are now appealing for anyone who may have been driving in the area to come forward and help with inquiries.

Chief Inspector Darren Faulds from the Road Policing Unit said: “Our thoughts are with the families and friends of those involved in this crash. Our officers are liaising with the families and providing support.

“Our investigation is ongoing to establish the full circumstances of this crash.

“I would ask any witnesses to the crash, or anyone with information that may assist our investigation to contact us. I would also like to speak to anyone who was driving on this road around the time of the crash to come forward.”

Anyone with information should contact the Road Policing Unit based at Helen Street by calling 101 quoting reference number 0328 of Friday, 4 December.