Man seriously injured in horror road smash
A Shotts man was rushed to hospital following a car smash on Saturday.
John Jo Leckie, a member of Shotts Community Council, was involved in the two car collision on the B7015 at the Headless Cross junction just after 1pm.
A Po l i c e S c o t l a n d spokesman confirmed the 65- year- old was taken to University Hospital Wishaw with “serious but not lifethreatening injuries”.
A statement on the community council Facebook page states: “Our thoughts are with the Leckie family at this difficult time. We wish John Jo a speedy recovery.”
Shotts independent councillor Tommy Cochrane, pictured, has campaigned for improvements on the road for several years and has already written to the council’s roads department and NLC’S new chief executive Des Murray in the wake of the crash.
He said: “Since being elected, I have lost count about the amount of times that I have complained about the design of this junction.
“A few years ago, both myself and the then councillor Charlie Cefferty got so sick of nothing getting done about this road we took it to a full council meeting to have the speed limit dropped to help with all the bad junctions on this road.
“What makes this more personal to me is that it involved a community councillor.
“I don’t agree with him politically but John Jo is a good man.
“This is the second time in about a year there has been similar type of accident on this road under similar circumstances.
“I would like to meet with the road engineers asap to discuss this junction.
“We will see what the options are available but I do want to see better signage.
“If nothing happens I’m going to bring it back to a full council meeting again because that junction needs fixed.
“If the roads department aren’t going to do anything about it then we will force them to do it.”
A council spokesperson confirmed they had received an email from Councillor Cochrane in relation to the accident and would respond in due course.