Pictures show injured victims of Clydeside Expressway bus crash as police confirm eight taken to hospital
The first pictures have emerged from the scene of a bus crash on the Clydeside Expressway in Glasgow.
Police Scotland have confirmed that eight people, including the driver of the bus, have been taken to hospital.
They also confirmed that one person is in a critical condition and a further 10 people are being treated at the scene.
Dramatic images show passengers from the bus being led away from the vehicle by paramedics.
As many as five ambulances are at the scene alongside police and fire crews - who are using cutting tools to get into the bus.
Police Scotland confirmed that they were at the scene, adding that the road will be closed for some time.
A spokesperson said: "At around 7 .05pm on Sunday 29 April 2018, officers will called to a report of a crash involving a single decker bus which had overturned on the A739 slip road from the Clyde Tunnel heading to the west-end of the city.
"Eight people were taken by ambulance to local hospitals as follows: Glasgow Royal Infirmary â" one person who is in a stable condition.
"Queen Elizabeth University Hospital â" five people (including driver). Hospital describe one as in a critical condition, two as in a serious condition and two as stable. Royal Alexandra Hospital â" two people in a stable condition.
"A further 10 people are being treated at the scene and if required they will be taken by patient transport to either the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley, or Glasgow Royal Infirmary to be checked over.
"Officers from the Divisional Road Policing Unit remain at the scene and the road is closed. A full investigation will be carried out into the cause of the crash.< /p>
"There are a number of nearby road closures. Emergency services in attendance & the road will be closed for some time.
"Please avoid the area. We will provide updates when we can."Video Loading Click to play Tap to play The video will start in 8Cancel Play now
First Glasgow have also released a statement.
A spokesperson for the company said: "We can confirm that one of our vehicles containing passengers has been involved in an accident tonight on the Clyde Expressway.
"Unfortunately, there have been a number of injuries and our thoughts are with all those involved in this serious incident.
"We have members of our team at the scene to assist the emergency services, who we cannot praise highly enough for their quick response and professionalism during this incident.
"Details around the cause of the accident are still unclear at this point, and we will continue to work closely with the emergency services to establish the facts, but the most important thing at this point is the well-being of everyone involved in the incident."
A spokesperson for The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service added: "The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service has been mobilised to the serious road traffic incident at the Clyde Tunnel where firefighters are currently assisting emergency service colleagues."
Glasgow City Council announced that a number of roads would be shut as a result of the crash.
They said: "The high loop from Vic toria Park Drive South onto the Clydeside Expressway is closed eastbound to all traffic.
"The slip road north from the Clyde Tunnel onto Victoria Park Drive South is also closed. Please avoid."Source: Google News