Man charged in connection with M876 crash near Larbert

A man has been charged in connection with careless driving after a police car was struck by another vehicle when responding to a crash.

By Jonathon Reilly
Friday, 31st May 2019, 10:49 am

Two policemen, as well as the man who was driving the Renault Clio which hit their vehicle, were taken to Forth Valley Royal Hospital with non-life threatening injuries following yesterday’s incident, which took place at around 8.15am on the M876 near the slip-on to the M9 at Junction 7, Larbert.

Officers had originally been called to the scene at around 7.40am to a report of a Vauxhall Corsa having left the road.

A woman who was driving the Corsa was uninjured and checked at the scene by the Scottish Ambulance Service.

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The police vehicle had been parked on the hard shoulder before the collision with the Clio as emergency services worked to clear the scene of the initial crash.

The 38-year-old man who was driving the Clio has now been charged over the incident.

A report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal.

The road was reopened at around 1.30pm and Police Scotland has thanked motorists for their patience during this time.