Watch: Concern 'traffic chaos' at Forth Valley Royal Hospital could have fatal consequences

An ambulance had to weave through traffic brought to a standstill by roadworks outside Forth Valley Royal Hospital.

Thursday, 20th May 2021, 5:59 pm
Updated Monday, 24th May 2021, 2:24 pm

Yesterday we told how police advised drivers to avoid a section of the motorway due to “significant delays” in Larbert, caused by maintenance work between the North Broomage and hospital roundabouts.

There are concerns the congestion may have fatal consequences as paramedic crews are forced to dodge in and out of traffic.

One eyewitness said: “The traffic chaos in Larbert could cost lives with ambulances getting stuck.”

Ambulances trying to reach the emergency department at Forth Valley Royal Hospital are being hindered by roadworks outside the Larbert facility. Picture: Michael Gillen.

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Police recommend motorists stay away from the area by exiting the M876 at J1 Denny, following the A883 to The Falkirk Wheel, the A803 to Camelon Roundabout and then the A9 through Larbert Cross.

Alternatively, drivers should leave the M80 at J7 Haggs, follow the A803 through Bonnybridge to Camelon Roundabout and take the A9.

A Scottish Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “We are aware of roadworks on the A9 Stirling Road, but these have had minimal impact on our organisation.”

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