Two women struck by falling sign outside Marks and Spencer

The pedestrians were taken to Glasgow Royal Infirmary after the sign was dislodged in strong winds.

Emergency services at the scene in Argyle Street.
Emergency services at the scene in Argyle Street.

Two women have been taken to hospital after a city centre shop sign fell down during strong winds.

The incident happened outside the Marks and Spencer store in Argyle Street in Glasgow at around 3pm.

The two women were taken to Glasgow Royal Infirmary, where their condition is not yet known.

Social media footage showed emergency personnel at the scene and a police cordon where the incident happened.

Weather conditions have been wet and blustery but it is not known whether that was a factor.

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “Police were called at 3pm after two females were struck by signage that appears to have fallen from a storefront on Argyle Street.

“Both have been taken to Glasgow Royal Infirmary and the Health and Safety Executive has been informed.”

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) and Scottish Ambulance Service (SAS) also attended.

A SAS spokesman said: “We received a call at 2.55pm to attend an incident on Argyle Street in Glasgow.

“We dispatched one ambulance crew to the scene.”

An M&S spokesperson said: “Extreme weather caused an incident outside our Glasgow Argyle Street store this afternoon.

“We’re grateful to the emergency services for responding so efficiently.

“Our engineers have ensured the surrounding area is safe and our store remains open.”

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