Wit­ness appeal af­ter woman dies

Wishaw Press - - IN THE DARK -

Po­lice are ap­peal­ing for in­for­ma­tion af­ter a 74-year-old woman died fol­low­ing a road crash on the M74.

The in­ci­dent caused ma­jor tail­backs and traf­fic con­ges­tion around the area.

Around 4.05pm onwed­nes­day, Oc­to­ber 24, an or­ange bus col­lided with a white Re­nault HGV on the M74 south­bound, near Junc­tion 6, Mother­well.

A 74-year-old fe­male pas­sen­ger on the bus was se­ri­ously in­jured dur­ing the im­pact and was taken by am­bu­lance to Univer­sity Hospi­tal­wishaw where she later died. A re­port will be sub­mit­ted to the Procu­ra­tor Fis­cal. Two other pas­sen­gers on the bus, both women, aged 78 and 77, sus­tained mi­nor in­juries.

They too were taken by am­bu­lance to Univer­sity Hospi­tal­wishaw where they were treated and have since been dis­charged.

The 63-year-old driver of the bus was treated by am­bu­lance staff at the scene for mi­nor in­juries.

The 59-year-old male driver of the Re­nault HGV was not in­jured.

Sergeant Ste­wart Dyer, Mother­well Road Polic­ing Unit, said:“we would like to hear from any­one who saw the crash, in­clud­ing those with any dash­cam footage, and also the driv­ers of two cars, one blue and one red, who were in the area round the time of the crash.

“Their in­for­ma­tion could prove vi­tal to the in­ves­ti­ga­tion.wit­nesses or any­one with in­for­ma­tion can con­tact Mother­well Road Polic­ing Unit via 101, quot­ing ref­er­ence num­ber 2405 of the Oc­to­ber 24, 2018.”

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