A 25-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of road traffic offences after a crash on the M8 which closed the major motorway for 18 hours.
The incident involved a van, a car and a lorry.
UPDATE ❗️⌚︎20:45#M8 CLOSED⛔️
J12 - J13 remains closed W/B due to RTC
J10 and J11 on slips remain CLOSED
Queues to J11
Lanes 3,4 and 5 (of 5) remain closed E/B#M80 CLOSED S/B to assist
Traffic easing in the area surrounding, try to #UseAltRoute
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A 33-year-old woman who was driving the car was taken to hospital with injuries police say “are not believed to be serious” while the 51-year-old driver of the lorry was taken to hospital but discharged.
A spokesman for Police Scotland said: “Around 11.50am on Friday January 21, police were called to reports of a crash involving a car, a van and a lorry on the M8 westbound near junction 13.
“The 51-year-old male driver of the lorry was taken to hospital and has since been discharged.
“The 33-year old female driver of the car has been taken to hospital and her injuries are not believed to be serious.
“The 25-year-old male driver of the van was uninjured. He has been arrested in connection with suspected road traffic offences and enquiries are ongoing.”
As a result of the collision, the westbound side of the motorway was closed from around 12.55pm on Friday, reopening on Saturday at 7.05am.