THE drivers of two cars luckily escaped with their lives after their cars caught fire in a horror motorway crash. 

A red Vauxhall Astra and a silver BMW collided on the M80 near Old Inns outside Cumbernauld earlier today, causing the northbound lane of the motorway to close. 

The 52-year-old driver of the Astra has been issued a Fixed Penalty Notice in connection with alleged traffic offences. 

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Police confirmed that no one was injured in the crash.

The road has now reopened to traffic. 

A police spokeswoman said: "There was a two-vehicle crash on the M80. Both cars caught fire. 

"No one was injured in the collision.

"The 52-year-old driver of the Vauxhall Astra was issued with a fixed penalty notice in connection with alleged road traffic offences."