Teenager ‘critical but stable’ after Bothwell crash

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A 16-year-old boy has been injured in a road smash in Bothwell and police are looking for witnesses to the accident.

Road Policing officers are appealing for information after a road crash in Bothwell yesterday (November 25)

Around 9.40pm a Seat Ibiza was being driven northbound on Castle Avenue, near to its junction with Regents Gate in Bothwell, when it appears that the vehicle lost control, mounted the pavement and struck a tree.

Emergency services attended and the 16 year-old passenger in the Seat Ibiza was taken to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital where he is being treated for his injuries.

Hospital staff describe his condition as critical but stable.

The 17 year-old driver of the Seat Ibiza was taken by ambulance to Wishaw General Hospital to be checked over.

Sergeant Andy Currie from the Divisional Road Policing Department based at Motherwell is appealing for any information.

He said: “I would ask anyone with information, or any witnesses to the crash to come forward to police. Anyone driving on Castle Avenue around the time the crash, or anyone with dash cam should contact us in case they have information that will assist our ongoing investigation. I am particularly keen to speak to the driver of a white BMW who was driving on this road at the time of the crash.”

Any witnesses, or anyone with information should contact officers through 101 quoting reference number 3855 of 25th November.