Horror multi-vehicle crash shuts down lanes on major Scots motorway

A SECTION of a busy Scots motorway was locked down for hours this evening after a horror multi-vehicle crash.

Emergency services[1] were scrambled to the M8 at around 7.30pm after the alarm was raised.

The crash happened on the M8 at the junction 26


The crash happened on the M8 at the junction 26Credit: Media Scotland

The crash, which is understood to have involved three vehicles, happened at Junction 26 at Hillington.

Cops quickly locked down two lanes of the eastbound carriageway after the collision, sparking huge delays.

But as TRISS crews arrived, one lane of the westbound carriageway had to be locked down.

This was due to debris from the vehicles landing on the other side of the motorway after the crash.

police[2] were all spotted at the scene this evening.

Photos from the scene show a large white motor severely damaged with the bumper ripped off.

The wheel and bonnet also suffered extensive damage as a result of the crash.

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It appeared as though it had crashed into the barrier between the two carriageways, as that lay buckled on the motorway.

The car’s passenger side door and window were also heavily damaged as it took most of the impact from the barrier.

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Tyre marks were also spotted left on the motorway a few feet away from the white motor.

It is currently unclear if anyone has been injured as a result of the incident.

Posting on X, formerly known as Twitter[3], at around 8pm, Traffic Scotland wrote: “M8 – Junction 26 (Hillington).

“Eastbound remains RESTRICTED, traffic running on hard shoulder. Delays of approx. 15 minutes.

“Westbound: One lane CLOSED due to debris. No significant delays.

“Emergency services remain at the scene”.

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