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Man injured after car hit barrier on M74 slip road

An elderly man is in a serious condition in hospital after a car crash on a slip road off the M74 in South Lanarkshire.

Police said the 81-year-old appeared to have lost control of his Mazda CX3 and hit a barrier.

It happened at about 02:30 as he exited the southbound motorway at Junction 9.

The road was closed for several hours for crash scene investigations. The man was taken to Wishaw General Hospital. Officers have appealed for witnesses.

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