Emergency services race to scene as car plows into Lanarkshire supermarket

A car plowed into the side of the Asda superstore in Blantyre this morning.

Scottish Fire and Rescue officers were called to the Glasgow Road scene on Wednesday morning to assess the situation.

That’s after the vehicle smashed into the side of the supermarket just before 11am next to the Asda staff entrance.

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Police and an ambulance were also called to the scene, where the driver of the vehicle was being checked over. It is not yet known their condition.

Staff within the store took several safety measures to keep customers and colleagues safe, closing off an area of ​​the supermarket inside following the incident.

One eyewitness told Lanarkshire Live : “I was there around 10.55am and the car had crashed into the building just at the back where the staff entrance is and in-store where the photo booth is positioned behind the checkouts.

“All tills were closed off inside except for one by the self scan area.”

Another shopper said: “I was in Asda when this happened, it was some bang inside the store.”

A spokesman for Police Scotland said: “Police were called around 10.40am on Wednesday, January 26, 2022 following the report of a one vehicle road crash on Glasgow Road, Blantyre.

“Emergency services attended and there does not appear to be any serious injuries.”

A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: “We were alerted at 10.45am on Wednesday, January 26 to reports of one car which had collided with a building.

“Operations Control mobilized two appliances and firefighters assisted emergency service partners at the scene.

“One casualty was in the care of the Scottish Ambulance Service and crews left after ensuring the area was safe.”

Asda have been contacted for comment.

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