A MAN has been hospitalised after he was hit by a van.  

High Blantyre Road has been shut off between Russell Street and the East Kilbride Expressway due to the incident, South Lanarkshire Council said on Twitter. 

Police are investigating the incident and say "enquiries are ongoing". 

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A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “We received reports around 11.55am of a road traffic crash involving a van and a pedestrian on High Blantyre Road in Hamilton.

“A man has been taken to Queen Elizabeth University Hospital with serious injuries.

“The road is currently closed and enquiries are ongoing.”