Airdrie & Coatbridge Advertiser

Road closed after pair injured in accident


Two people were hospitalis­ed and a main road closed by police following a road traffic incident early last Wednesday morning.

The single-vehicle accident took place on the A80 Cumbernaul­d Road at Chryston around 7.40am.

A car travelling on the eastbound lanes of the dual carriagewa­y, in the direction of Moodiesbur­n, lay badly damaged at the side of the road as police officers on foot combed the A80 at Chryston.

Following heavy overnight rain, there were a number of large puddles in the vicinity.

A Police Scotland spokeswoma­n told the Advertiser:“officers were called to the A80 Cumbernaul­d Road at around 7.40am on

Wednesday, December 1, following a road crash involving one vehicle.

“Emergency services attended and two people, a man and a woman, were taken to hospital for treatment.”

The road remained closed for a time to allow a collision investigat­ion to be conducted at the scene.

In August 2017, a pensioner on a bike was fatally injured at the site of this latest incident after she was involved in a collision with a Citroen C1.

The 83-year-old woman died two days later in hospital.

Prior to the opening of the M80 Moodiesbur­n bypass in 2011, the section of the A80 was the main road link for drivers travelling between Glasgow and the north of the country.

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