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

Three men in hospital after crash involving a lorry and two coaches

Three men have been taken to hospital following a crash involving a lorry and two coaches.

The incident happened at around 10.15am on the northbound A74(M) at junction 15 near Beattock.

Police Scotland said two men were taken to Wishaw General Hospital and one to Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary. Their conditions are not yet known.

There are not thought to have been any passengers on board the coaches at the time of the incident.

One lane of the road, a key route into Scotland, remained closed this afternoon to allow for repairs and for debris to be removed. It is believed the vehicles have been recovered from the scene.

A force spokeswoman said: "At 10.15am police and emergency services were called to a report of a road crash involving a lorry and two coaches.

"There are three confirmed injuries."

She added: "Police will continue their inquiry into what caused the crash. If anyone has any information they can contact police 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.