Glasgow & West Scotland

Man dies after crash involving digger near Rutherglen

Crash scene

A man has died after a crash involving a car and a heavy agricultural vehicle which was towing a digger.

The incident, which also involved five other cars and a bus, happened in Fernhill Road on the outskirts of Glasgow at 11:05.

The car driver was pronounced dead at the scene. The male driver of the agricultural vehicle is in a serious condition in hospital.

The road remains closed and police have appealed for witnesses.

Sgt Alison McAuley, of Police Scotland, said: "An extensive recovery operation, which is expected to last for several more hours, is currently underway and Fernhill Road is closed with local diversions in place.

"I would appeal to anyone who witnessed what happened to contact officers."

Firstbus confirmed that one of its vehicles had been at the scene when the crash happened.

"We can confirm one of our vehicles was caught up in the incident at Fernhill Road earlier today and we are providing assistance to the emergency services," a statement said.

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