M9 crash victim Lamara Bell was conscious when found by rescuers

Lamara Bell died in hospital from her injuries on July 10
Lamara Bell died in hospital from her injuries on July 10

A young mother from Camelon who lay injured in a crashed car for three days after police failed to respond to an emergency call was conscious when officers finally arrived.

Lamara Bell (25) died from her injuries on July 12, seven days after the accident on the M9 near Stirling took place.

They said she was still moving around trying to get out the car but was trapped

Martin Bell, Lamara’s brother

Her partner John Yuill (28), who was driving, is thought to have died on impact.

Martin Bell, Lamara’s brother, said in a Facebook post this week that her family believed she was conscious when rescuers arrived more than 72 hours after a member of the public first raised the alarm.

“She was defo 100 per cent conscious,” he wrote. “She was able to tell them her name. She added four years on to her age and told them she was 29. She did also say she was only in the car for 20 mins.

He added: “They also said she was still moving around trying to get out the car but was trapped.

“Proud of my sis for doing so well over those three days then the following days in hospital for not giving up the fight. Brave amazing girl. She gave it her all and fought until the end.”

A major investigation into how police handled the incident is now underway.