Horror Glasgow crash sends police van 'flying metres in air' as sports car left roofless

The incident happened on Dalmarnock Road at around 5pm on Saturday, June 1.
-Credit: (Image: Daily Record)


A horrific crash in Glasgow sent a police van "flying four metres in the air" and left a car roofless leaving onlookers stunned.

The crash took place on Dalmarnock Road, near to Dalmarnock rail station, at around 5pm on Saturday. Emergency services scrambled to the scene but there is no information on any injuries at this stage with inquiries ongoing.

However police warned drivers to avoid the area with roadworks already in place beside an Esso petrol station.

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One bystander described being frightened, hearing a loud bang, before turning to see a police van flying into the air and flipping 360 degrees, the Record reports.

In a post on social media, he said: "(It) made me think it was an explosion for the split second that I was lifting up my eyes to look in the direction of the sound.

"To my absolute horror I saw the police car flying four metres in the air turning over 360 degrees and landing on pedestrian crossing fencing and another car that passed below the police car and caused the impact it coming to a stop with airbags inflated."

Images from the scene show a police van on top of roadside barriers, as described by the eyewitness, with officers standing nearby surveying the debris.

Police locked down the scene at the train station and Esso garage on Dalmarnock Road.
Police locked down the scene at the train station and Esso garage on Dalmarnock Road. -Credit:Daily Record

Another shows a black vehicle, which appears to be some sort of sports car, with its roof ripped off.

Officers placed a large cordon around the road, stretching as far back as the Emirates Arena in one direction.

A Police Scotland statement online said: "Dalmarnock Road is currently closed following a two-vehicle crash that happened around 5pm on Saturday, 1 June, 2024.

"Emergency services are in attendance.

"Diversions are in place. Please avoid the area."

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