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Teenager in critical condition and three others injured after car veers off South Lanarkshire road into burn | UK News


The incident occurred on the A721


A teenager is in a critical condition and three others have been injured after a car veered off a road and into a burn.

The grey Ford Ka was travelling west on the A721 towards Carluke, South Lanarkshire, when it left the carriageway near to Crawfordwalls Bridge and came to rest partially submerged in the water at around 10.20pm on Monday.

Emergency crews attended and a 17-year-old male youth was airlifted to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, where medical staff describe his condition as critical but stable.

A 19-year-old man was taken to Glasgow’s Queen Elizabeth University Hospital and two men aged 18 and 19 were taken to University Hospital Wishaw.

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The road was closed to allow for investigation works, with Police Scotland urging anyone with information to come forward.

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Sergeant Jack Swindells said: “An investigation is under way as we aim to establish the full circumstances of what happened.

“I am appealing to any motorists who were travelling on the A721 Kilncadzow/Carnwath Road who may have seen the Ford Ka prior to it leaving the road.

“I’d also ask anyone with dashcam equipment to check their footage as there may be images of the vehicle which could assist our inquiries.”

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