Four people were injured -two critically - after a car crash on the A73 near Newhouse on Monday morning.
Scottish Fire and Rescue Service crews from Bellshill and Coatbridge responded just after 9am following a collision between a silver Volkswagen Golf and a black Jaguar.
Firefighters used hydraulic rescue equipment to free the 34-year-old driver of the Golf and an 83-year-old female passenger from the Jaguar.
An air ambulance attended and medical personnel provided treatment to the casualties before they were taken to hospital.
The Golf driver is being treated at Glasgow Royal Infirmary where medical staff described his condition as stable.
The driver of the Jaguar, a 54-year-old man, was taken to Wishaw General where he also was said to be stable.
The female passenger and a male passenger, aged 85, are in a critical condition at Wishaw General.
The road was re-opened at around 3.30pm following police investigations at the scene.
Sergeant Craig McDonald, Divisional Road Policing Unit, Motherwell, who is dealing with this investigation said: “This was a serious road crash which has left a number of people badly injured. The A73 was busy at this time and a number of cars stopped to help.
“We continue to progress our enquiry to determine the circumstances surrounding the incident and I would ask that anyone who witnessed the crash contact the Road Policing Unit at Motherwell via the 101 number with any information they may have.”