A MAN has been taken to hospital following a serious collision involving a motorbike and a car.

Emergency services were called to the scene in Shotts yesterday and the rider of an electric motorbike was taken to the Queen University Hospital for treatment of serious injuries.

The incident occurred around 4pm on Friday afternoon when a silver Vauxhall Insignia collided with a black electric motorbike on Baton Road in Shotts by the junction with Shottskirk Road.

Following the collision, the 33-year-old motorcyclist was rushed to the hospital for treatment, but the full extent of his injuries are unknown, and there are no reports of the vauxhall drivers condition. 

The road was closed for around 4 and a half hours to allow for an investigation into the collision.

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Police Scotland are now appealing for any witnesses or drivers with possible footage of the incident in an effort to further investigate the cause of the collision.

Sergeant Nick Twigg, of Lanarkshire’s Road Policing, said: “A male has sustained serious injuries as a result of this collision, and we are appealing for information to help establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident."

“The area was busy at the time with other road users and pedestrians, and I would ask if you have any information that could assist with our enquiries that you get in contact with police."

“If there are any motorists with possible dashcam footage of the area, I would ask that you come forward and speak to officers.

"We are also keen to talk to the driver of a private hire vehicle who stopped to help at the scene."

Police can be contacted on 101 quoting incident 2222 of Friday, November 19 2021.