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Ex-football star hit by car while out for a run


Former Airdrie and Albion Rovers ace Scott Mclaughlin has been left badly injured after being involved in an alleged hit and run.

The 37-year-old – who also played for Hamilton Accies, Livingston and Clyde – was knocked down by a car in Glasgow city centre whilst out on a run, leaving him requiring hospital treatment.

Mclaughlin said that he was using a pedestrian crossing when the car allegedly sped through a red light, throwing him into the air.

But the fitness trainer claims the driver passed on fake informatio­n following the accident on North Street on Thursday, November 25.

Police Scotland have issued an appeal for witnesses to the incident.

Dad-of-two Scott posted on social media: “As some of you may know, I was involved in a bad accident and was knocked down by a car in town while out on a run.

“Thankfully I’m here to tell the tale. The driver has unfortunat­ely passed on fake details to a witness and we don’t know who he is nor do we have his registrati­on number, so it’s now basically a hit and run.

“The incident happened at approximat­ely 7.10pm at traffic lights at North Street in Glasgow city centre. The driver flew through a red light and wiped me out.”

Scott has been inundated with support from friends, family and well-wishers online following the incident.

One wrote:“that’s shocking, hope you’re okay Scott,”whilst another added:“wishing you a speedy recovery Scott – this is awful.”

Police are appealing for witnesses, at the junction of Sauchiehal­l Street and North Street in the city, and are“keen to speak to the driver of a dark coloured vehicle who stopped at the scene”.

Sergeant Gemma Blackadder from the road policing unit said:“this has left a man with serious injuries and we are keen to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident or has dashcam footage to come forward.

“You can do this by contacting 101 quoting incident reference number 3165 of Thursday, November 25.”

 ?? ?? Injured Scott Mclaughlin is appealing for witnesses
Injured Scott Mclaughlin is appealing for witnesses

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