Tayside and Central Scotland

'Serious' Falkirk car crash injures five

Five people were injured in a serious crash which closed a road near Falkirk for almost 24 hours, police have said.

Two cars were involved in the collision at about 19:45 on Saturday on the A803 midway between Bonnybridge and Falkirk, near Wester Carmuirs Farm.

Central Scotland Police said a burgundy Ford Focus travelling east had collided with a silver Fiat Punto going in the opposite direction.

All five casualties were travelling in the Punto.

A 57-year-old male passenger was airlifted to the Southern General in Glasgow after the crash. He is now being treated in the Western Infirmary and is in a serious but stable condition.

The remaining people in the vehicle were taken to Forth Valley Royal Hospital.

The 25-year-old male driver suffered fractures, but was not in a life threatening condition, police said.

A 42-year-old woman, 41-year-old woman and 41-year-old man all received serious injuries. Police said the condition of all three was serious but stable.

Inspector Graeme Allan, from the force's road policing unit said: "This was a serious collision and we appeal for information.

"We are particularly interested in speaking to anybody who travelled the road between 7pm and 7.45pm on Saturday."

The road was closed until 16:00 on Sunday so the crash could be investigated.

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