OAP hurt in two-car smash

Paisley Daily Express - - Front Page -

A pen­sioner was rushed to hos­pi­tal af­ter a two- car smash at a busy Pais­ley junc­tion yes­ter­day.

The driver, who is in his 80s, was taken to the Royal Alexan­dra Hos­pi­tal af­ter his Vaux­hall Corsa was in a col­li­sion with a Range Rover.

Emer­gency crews rushed to the scene close to the Water­mill Ho­tel at Gor­don Street’s junc­tion with Bridge Street and Mill Street.

The in­ter­sec­tion was closed for sev­eral hours caus­ing tail­backs across the town.

Of­fi­cers were seen ex­am­in­ing the badly dam­aged sil­ver Corsa as they in­ves­ti­gated the crash, with traf­fic cops tak­ing mea­sure­ments on the road.

The left wheel of the ve­hi­cle was buck­led, and the air bag had de­ployed from the im­pact.

The black Range Rover sus­tained dam­age to the front right, and of­fi­cers were

again seen check­ing out the mo­tor.

A Po­lice Scot­land spokesman said of­fi­cers were car­ry­ing out an in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the in­ci­dent.

He said:“We were called to re­ports of a road traf­fic ac­ci­dent in­volv­ing two ve­hi­cles at Gor­don Street’s junc­tion with Bridge Street and Mill Street.

“A male in his 80s was taken to the Royal Alexan­dra Hos­pi­tal in Pais­ley to be checked over fol­low­ing the in­ci­dent.

“He was con­scious and breath­ing but was taken to the hos­pi­tal as a pre­cau­tion.

“The road was closed to al­low of­fi­cers to carry out an in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

“We are now in­ves­ti­gat­ing the in­ci­dent to es­tab­lish if any crim­i­nal­ity has oc­curred.

“I would ask any­one who was driv­ing in the area at the time and may have seen the in­ci­dent to please get in touch.

“I would also urge driv­ers who may have been in the area at the time to check their dash cams to see if they may have cap­tured the in­ci­dent.”

If you have any in­for­ma­tion, you should con­tact po­lice in Pais­ley on 101.

Probe Po­lice are in­ves­ti­gat­ing the crash

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