Glasgow & West Scotland

Lorry hit stationary police car in Langbank crash

The crash led to the closure of the main Glasgow to Greenock road
Image caption Two police officers were taken to hospital after a police car and a lorry crashed

A police car involved in a collision which left two people injured was stationary when it was hit by a lorry.

Police said the Ford Mondeo stopped to deal with a breakdown on the westbound A8 between Langbank and Port Glasgow in Inverclyde at about 14:30 on Thursday.

It was struck from behind by a lorry which then crashed through the central barrier onto the opposing carriageway.

A 33-year-old police officer and a 57-year-old colleague from another agency needed hospital treatment.

The traffic officer and his colleague from the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency were taken to Inverclyde Royal Hospital in Greenock, where they were treated for minor injuries and released.

Snow falling

The 28-year-old lorry driver was also taken to Inverclyde Royal Hospital, but did not require any treatment.

The police car was badly damaged in the collision, which happened while snow was falling in the area.

Both carriageways were closed for several hours while inquiries into the crash were carried out.

Strathclyde Police said an investigation was under way to establish the exact cause of the crash.

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