The incident took place on the A721 towards Carluke at around 10.20pm on Monday. Police Scotland is appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

By means of Jenness Mitchell, Scotland reporter @Jenster13

Tuesday June 11, 2024 10:57 AM, UK

A teenager is in critical condition and three others were injured after a car left the road and burned.

The gray Ford Ka was traveling west on the A721 towards Carluke, South Lanarkshire, when it left the carriageway near Crawfordwalls Bridge and came to rest partially submerged at around 10.20pm on Monday.

Emergency services attended the scene and a 17-year-old male was airlifted to the Royal Infirmary Edinburghwhere medical staff described his condition as critical but stable.

A 19-year-old man was taken Glasgow’s Queen Elizabeth University Hospital and two men aged 18 and 19 were taken to University Hospital Wishaw.

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The road was closed to allow investigations with the police Scotland calls on anyone with information to come forward.

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Sergeant Jack Swindells said: “An investigation is underway as we aim to establish the full circumstances of what happened.

“I am appealing to all motorists who were traveling on the A721 Kilncadzow/Carnwath Road who may have seen the Ford Ka before it left the road.

“I would also ask anyone with dashcam equipment to check their footage as there may be footage of the vehicle that could assist our investigation.”