Cops probe taxi crash

Wishaw Press - - HEARTACHE -

An in­ves­ti­ga­tion is un­der­way af­ter a man was rushed to hos­pi­tal af­ter crash­ing a taxi which was re­ported as stolen from a Wishaw street.

The in­ci­dent, which took place in the early hours of Thurs­day morn­ing, saw po­lice re­ceive in­for­ma­tion that the ve­hi­cle had been taken from Cam­bus­nethan Street in Wishaw.

Of­fi­cers then traced the car to the Bell­side round­about.

How­ever, the driver then sped off, crashed into a bar­rier on the dual car­riage­way and over­turned.

A po­lice spokesper­son said the man was rushed to hos­pi­tal in the af­ter­math of the crash.

His con­di­tion was at first de­scribed as se­ri­ous but at the time of go­ing to press had been con­firmed as sta­ble.

The spokesper­son con­tin­ued: “At around 3.15am on Thurs­day, Novem­ber 22, po­lice re­ceived a re­port that a taxi had been stolen from Cam­bus­nethan Street in Wishaw.

“A short time later the ve­hi­cle was seen in a sta­tion­ary po­si­tion near Bell­side round­about in New­mains.

“As of­fi­cers ap­proached the ve­hi­cle it made off and crashed into a bar­rier, caus­ing it to over­turn.

“Emer­gency ser­vices at­tended and the male oc­cu­pant of the car was taken to Univer­sity Hos­pi­tal Wishaw.

“An in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the cir­cum­stances is now un­der­way and the mat­ter has been re­ferred to the Po­lice In­ves­ti­ga­tions and Review Com­mis­sioner.”

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion on the in­ci­dent can con­tact po­lice on 101. The win­ners of the com­pe­ti­tions in this week’swishaw Press are: Su­per­mar­ket Sweep: John John­ston, Nimmo Place,wishaw. Butcher­boy: Morag Cal­lachan, Green­field Drive,wishaw. Vue Cin­ema: Steven Mar­shall, Ber­ry­hill Cres­cent,wishaw. Corrigan’s: Mar­lyn Brown, Glen­mavis Court, Car­luke.

And the win­ner is

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