Woman seriously injured in Carronshore car accident

Emergency services attended the scene of the accident on Bothkennar Road
Emergency services attended the scene of the accident on Bothkennar Road

A female driver suffered serious injuries after being involved in a road accident yesterday afternoon.

The 38-year-old woman was taken to Forth valley Royal Hospital from the scene of the smash on Bothkennar Road in Carronshore.

Two vehicles were involved in the crash, which was reported to Police at 2.44pm yesterday.

A 28-year-old man, who was driving a Mercedes van, was also treated for minor injuries at Forth Valley Royal Hospital.

Paramedics, police and fire officers were all at the scene.

Fire crews were dispatched from Falkirk, Larbert and Stirling to attend the incident. A spokesperson for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said: “Firefighters used hydraulic cutting equipment to free the trapped female driver of a car and the male driver of the van. They were passed into the care of the Scottish Ambulance Service and taken to Forth Valley Royal Infirmary.”

Eyewitnesses said there had been flooding on the road yesterday and residents living nearby said the area is a hot spot for accidents, and worry about the speed limit of 60mph being too high.

William Fortheringham, who witnessed the aftermath of the accident, said: “Cars come flying down here and often end up in the fields, there was one last week. Most of the neighbours have all complained about the speed limit. It should be a 30mph zone.”