Five injured in two car smash

BONNYBRIDGE. Falkirk Rd, between Bonnybridge and Camelon. Scene of car crash on Saturday evening.
BONNYBRIDGE. Falkirk Rd, between Bonnybridge and Camelon. Scene of car crash on Saturday evening.

FIVE people were injured following a serious collision between two cars on Saturday evening.

The incident happened at around 7.45 p.m. on the A803 midway between Bonnybridge and Camelon, near Wester Carmuirs Farm.

The smash led to the closure of the road until 4 p.m. on Sunday to allow investigators to examine the scene.

An eastbound burgundy Ford Focus collided with a silver Fiat Punto that was travelling in the opposite direction.

The collision was so severe that three passengers had to be cut from the remains of the Fiat Punto by firefighters called to the scene.

A 57-year-old male passenger was airlifted by helicopter to the Southern General in Glasgow after the crash.

He is now being treated in the Western General Infirmary and is understood to be in a stable condition.

The remaining people in the vehicle were taken to Forth Valley Royal Hospital.

The condition of the 42-year-old female driver of the Fiat Punto, and of a 41-year-old male rear passenger, are described as stable.

The condition of the 41-year-old female passenger travelling in the front of the car is described as serious but stable.

The 25-year-old male driver of the Ford Focus suffered fractures but has since been discharged from hospital.

Inspector Graeme Allan of the Road Policing Unit said: “This was a serious collision and we appeal for information.

“We are particularly interested in speaking to anybody who travelled the road between 7 p.m. and 7.45 p.m. on Saturday.”

Bonnybridge councillor Billy Buchanan told The Falkirk Herald that he was concerned about the number of traffic accidents on the A803.

He said: “I have no knowledge of the particular circumstances that led to this incident, but historically there have been a number of accidents in that area.

“I plan to speak to both officials at Falkirk Council and the police to establish a full record of previous incidents, in the hope that any issues with the road can be identified and dealt with.”

Anyone with information about the incident should call Central Scotland Police on 01786 456000.