Five teens in hospital with serious injuries after horror East Kilbride road smash

-Credit: (Image: EAST KILBRIDE NEWS)
-Credit: (Image: EAST KILBRIDE NEWS)

Police are appealing for witnesses to a horror road crash in East Kilbride which left five teenagers seriously injured.

At around 8.55pm on Sunday, an 18-year-old man was driving a black Vauxhall Astra on Crookedshields Highway near to its junction with Crookedshields Road, when it appears the vehicle lost control and struck a tree.

Emergency services attended and the 18-year-old driver and two male passengers, aged 17 and 18, were taken to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital where staff describe their conditions as serious.

A 16-year-old male passenger was taken to Glasgow Royal Infirmary with serious injuries.

And a 15-year-old male passenger was taken to the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow where he was treated for serious injuries.

Police are now appealing for dashcam footage of the crash.

Sergeant Stewart Taylor, of the Road Policing Unit at Motherwell, said: “As our enquiries continue, I’d appeal to anyone with information to come forward. I’d be particularly keen to speak to anyone who saw what happened, saw the black Astra being driven, or who has dashcam footage from the area around the time.

“Anyone with information is urge to contact Police Scotland on 101 quoting reference number 3653 of 2 June, 2024.”

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