Family cut out car after hit-and-run

The junction at Majors Loan is a notorious accident blackspot. Picture: Michael Gillen
The junction at Majors Loan is a notorious accident blackspot. Picture: Michael Gillen

A family with a young child was rushed to hospital after being cut out of their car following a hit-and-run crash at a notorious accident blackspot.

The incident happened at around 10pm last night at the junction of Majors Loan and Gartcows Road in Falkirk.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service say firefighters from Falkirk and Larbert were called at 10.08pm and removed the roof of the Volvo V50 a man, woman and child were travelling in, before the occupants were taken to Forth Valley Royal Hospital by ambulance.

Police in Forth Valley are appealing for witnesses as the driver of the Volkswagen Golf GTI, which was travelling south in Majors Loan and collided with the family’s car, fled the scene on foot.

The 23-year-old male driver of the Volvo, which was travelling east in Gartcows Road, the 25-year-old female passenger and a young girl in the back seat were all trapped in the car.

The woman sustained serious injuries and remains in a stable condition while the male was treated for minor injuries.

The girl sustained minor injuries and was also taken to hospital for treatment where she remains in a stable condition.

Local road policing officers are now carrying out enquiries in an effort to trace the driver who fled the scene and are appealing for information.

Inspector Andrew Thomson of the Road Policing Unit based in Stirling said: “We are carrying out various lines on inquiry in relation to this matter and I would urge anyone with information that can help us trace the driver of the Volkswagen to come forward immediately.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101, or anonymously to the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.