• Text size      
  • Send this article to a friend
  • Print this article

Family of four killed in crash near Polmont

A couple and their two young daughters have been killed in a head-on collision between a car and a lorry.

Picture: Gordon Terris

The family were killed when their Fiat collided with an articulated lorry on the A801 near Polmont, on the outskirts of Falkirk in Scotland, at around 2.20pm.

The mother and father were in their 20s while the children were under the age of three.

Their car had crossed into the path of oncoming traffic before the crash, police said.

The lorry driver was treated at the scene for shock.

Superintendent Iain Murray said: "This was a tragic collision which sadly killed all occupants of the car.

"We would like to hear from anyone who may have witnessed this crash, or who has information that can help, so that we can piece together the circumstances.

"We are particularly keen to trace a silver people carrier which was seen near to the site of the crash."

The crash happened near the Lathallan roundabout by junction four of the M9.

The A801 between Lathallan and Bowhouse has been closed while police investigate the cause of the accident.

A spokeswoman for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said: "We got a call at 2.25pm and sent appliances from Falkirk, Bo'ness and Larbert.

"We cut one person out of the car using cutting gear but there was nothing else more to do at the scene so we sent two appliances back and kept on the scene to wait for the fire accident investigation team."

Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101.

Contextual targeting label: 
Transport Tragedy

Commenting & Moderation

We moderate all comments on HeraldScotland on either a pre-moderated or post-moderated basis.
If you're a relatively new user then your comments will be reviewed before publication and if we know you well and trust you then your comments will be subject to moderation only if other users or the moderators believe you've broken the rules

Moderation is undertaken full-time 9am-6pm on weekdays, and on a part-time basis outwith those hours. Please be patient if your posts are not approved instantly.

249693