Mon. Nov 29th, 2021

Three children have been taken to hospital after being hit by a car in south Lanarkshire this afternoon.

Emergency services rushed to the scene on James Street at the intersection with Kirkton Street around 3:07 p.m., following reports of a serious accident.

A woman in her 20s was also injured.

All four injured are being treated at Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow, but the extent of their injuries is currently unknown.

Police have cordoned off the site in Carluke

There is a huge charity response on site, including 10 ambulances and trauma team specialists.

A spokesman for the Scottish Ambulance Service said: “We received a call at 15:07 to attend an incident on Kirkton Street, Carluke and sent 10 resources to the scene.

“A woman in her twenties and three children have been transported to Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow.”

A major investigation has begun and police are asking anyone who has seen the accident to get in touch.

Emergency services moved to the scene in Kirkton Street, Carluke

Scottish Police Inspector William Broatch of the Motherwell Road Policing Unit said: “Around 3.10pm police were called to James Street in Carluke, at the intersection with Kirkton Street, following a report of a traffic accident involving a car and four pedestrians – a woman and three children.

“Pedestrians are all being driven to hospital for treatment. Emergency services are still on site and local diversions are in place.

“Anyone with information about the incident can call police on 101 and quote incident 2110 on October 27.”

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