Man in hospital following multi car crash after vehicles skidded on ice

Officers have shut the road to allow for recovery vehicles to retrieve the damaged cars after the collision.

Glasgow Clydeside Expressway multi car crash leaves man in hospital after cars skidded on ice Twitter / @gturner1969

A man has been taken to hospital following a crash involving multiple vehicles in Glasgow after cars skidded on a thick sheet of ice.

At least five vehicles were involved in the collision in freezing conditions on the Clydeside Expressway shortly after 8am on Saturday morning.

Images from the scene show the slip road for the Clyde Tunnel covered by a visible layer of ice on the tarmac.

Police Scotland confirmed roadside recovery had been arranged for the damaged vehicles, while the route has been closed off until further notice.

One man has been taken to a local medical facility for further treatment, but officers confirmed no one else had been hurt in the incident.

It came after a yellow weather warning for ice was put in place for West and central areas of Scotland amid plummeting temperatures.

The Met Office warned it would likely remain in place for several hours.

A spokesperson for the force said: “We were called around 8.15am to a report of a crash involving several vehicles on the A814 Clydeside Expressway at the slip road for the Clyde Tunnel.

“One man has been taken to hospital for treatment and recovery is being arranged.”

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