Crash involving van and tar-laying machine closes major road

Police confirmed the driver of the Peugeot was taken to Galloway Community Hospital for treatment.

Crash involving van and tar-laying machine closes A75 near Glenluce in both directions

A crash involving a van and a tar-laying machine has closed a major road in Dumfries and Galloway.

Emergency services were called to the scene on the A75 near Glenluce after 6.45am on Tuesday following a crash involving a Peugeot van and a tar-laying machine.

Police confirmed the driver of the van was taken to Galloway Community Hospital for treatment.

The road remains closed in both directions with officers managing traffic in the area.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Around 6.45am on Tuesday, May 21, 2024, police received a report of a two-vehicle crash on the A75 near Glenluce, involving a Peugeot van and a tar-laying machine.

“The driver of the Peugeot was taken to Galloway Community Hospital for treatment.

“The road remains closed as enquiries are carried out at the scene.

“Diversions are in place.”

Traffic Scotland warned drivers to use alternative routes if possible.

A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson added: “Operations Control mobilised two appliances to the scene.

“One casualty was rescued prior to our arrival and was in the care of the Scottish Ambulance Service.

“Crews left after ensuring the area was made safe.”

A spokesperson for the Scottish Ambulance Service said: “We received a call at 6.42am on Tuesday to attend an incident on the A75.

“We dispatched two ambulances, our trauma team and an air ambulance to the scene.”

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