Car flipped after road accident
A car flipped onto its roof and skidded down a busy Cambuslang street after a road accident last Friday night.
Amazingly, no one was injured in the incident, which occured around 8pm, when a red Mazda was driving down Greenlees Road, towards Cambuslang Main Street, when it was in collision with a vehicle exiting Brownside Road.
The Mazda was turned onto its roof, and carried on moving down the street, before crashing into a bus stop and garden wall on the other side of the road.
Now residents in the area are calling on improved road safety measures.
Residents of a Cambuslang street fear someone could be killed on Greenlees Road after a horror crash on Friday night.
The incident happened around 8pm when a red Mazda travelling down the road towards Cambuslang was in collision with a vehicle exiting Brownside Road.
The impact caused the Mazda to flip over and continue down the street for 50 yards before slamming into a bus stop and garden wall on the other side of the road.
Miraculously, no-one was seriously injured in the incident.
But residents say the time has now come to bring in some form of traffic calming measures on Greenlees Road.
Parents opposed to planned changes to secondary school bus provision are also unhappy Greenlees Road has been deemed a “safe walking route” for their kids by the council.
One local, who witnessed the aftermath of the smash, said: “The car was coming down the hill and another car was coming out of Brownside Road and I think it was going on to Vicarland Road.
“He’s hit the other car and came right across the road, taking out the bus stop and smashing into the wall.
“If someone had been waiting on a bus, they would have been looking down the hill and might not have seen it coming.
“If my kids, or any of the kids here, had been out walking or playing then who knows what might have happened.
“It’s actually worse here when the road is quiet because people just come flying down. When there is a bit of traffic it actually slows them down.
“We need traffic lights at the junction with Brownside Road or at least speed cameras.”
Other people took to Facebook to comment on the incident.
Kirsti McGinlay said: “Lived there for 20 years and never saw anything as bad as that at our junction. Hope everyone escaped unscathed.”
And Mairi Bell wrote: “It has to be one of the worst junctions and I hope they realise that action has to be taken now that this has happened!!!!”
Parents opposed to school bus changes also pounced on the incident as proof their kids were being put in danger by being asked to walk to Cathkin or Stonelaw.
Halfway Community Councillor, Jackie Rinn said: “In the past I’ve seen cars coming down there at 60, even 70mph. If that had happened and our kids had been walking to school, they could have been killed.”
Police confirmed no-one was hurt in the crash and one person had been charged with careless driving.
Head of Roads and Transportation at South Lanarkshire Council Gordon Mackay said: “The council is aware of the incident on Friday evening and will review the police accident report when it is received.
“At that time, we will consider the previous accident history and any contributory factors and will take action if it is felt appropriate, including an assessment of whether additional road safety measures are required.”
If that had happened and our kids had been walking to school, they could have been killed - Jackie Rinn
Accident The Mazda after the incident on Greenlees Road
Scene The red Mazda lies on its top after the crash (left)
Distance The car travelled 50 yards after colliding with another vehicle (pictured above)