Man Dies In M8 Crash

A man's died and awoman's been taken to hospital after a crash on the M8 between a car and a lorry near Harthill services.

Four fire engines were sent to the scene after the collision the M8 westbound just after 6am.

A stretch of road near Harthill, North Lanarkshire, was closed in both directions, with diversions in place.

The Scottish Ambulance Service said one woman was taken to Monklands Hospital in Airdrie and two ambulances were sent to the scene.

Police confirmed a male driver died in the incident.

Motorists have faced hours of delays as diversions were put in place.

One lane is still closed in each direction.

A Transport Scotland spokeswoman said, "An accident occurred on the M8 this morning just after 6am which resulted in a fatality and a further serious injury.

Traffic alerts were issued shortly after and once the fire brigade had been able to reach the scene, queuing traffic was able to move through the central barriers at around 8.15am.

Police are working to clear the site and one lane eastbound is now open but westbound remains closed.

Diversions are in place and police and road operating companies are working to clear the route as soon as possible.

Drivers requiring further information are advised to listen to travel bulletins and check the Traffic Scotland website before travelling.''

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