Four teens thrown from car after vehicle ploughs into tree in Scots town

Crookedshields Road
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Five teenagers have been rushed to hospital after a car ploughed into a tree in East Kilbride last night. Emergency services raced to Crookedshields Road shortly before 9pm on Sunday.

When fire crews arrived at the scene, they found that four teens had been thrown from the black Vauxhall Astra after it appeared to lose control. A fifth person remained trapped inside, Glasgow Live reports.

The firefighters were able to cut the stricken person from the car before they were then airlifted to Glasgow Royal Infirmary. The other four were blue-lighted to Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.

The driver, 18, and his four passengers - aged 18, 17, 16, and 15 - all currently remain in hospital, with their conditions described as "serious". Police Scotland have launched a probe into the incident and any witnesses have been urged to call 101, quoting reference number 3653 of June 2.

Sergeant Stewart Taylor 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.

A spokesperson for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said: “We were alerted at 8.56pm on Sunday, June 2 to reports of a road traffic collision on Crookedshields Road in East Kilbride.

“Operations control mobilised two appliances to the scene and on arrival firefighters found that a car had collided with a tree. Four casualties had been thrown from the vehicle, whilst one person remained trapped.

“Firefighters removed the trapped casualty from the vehicle, and they were transferred to hospital by Air Ambulance. The remaining four casualties were passed into the care of the Scottish Ambulance Service. Crews left the scene after ensuring the area was made safe.”

Meanwhile, a spokesperson for the Scottish Ambulance Service said: “We received a call at 8.52pm on Sunday to attend an incident on Crookedshields Road.

"We dispatched a number of resources to the scene and transported four patients to Queen Elizabeth University Hospital and one patient to Glasgow Royal Infirmary.”

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