Two pensioners have been hospitalised after a "serious" road crash yesterday afternoon.

Emergency services raced to the scene on North Road near the A8 eastbound entrance in Coatbridge after the two-car collision.

Two pensioners within a Renault Captura were rushed to hospital after the crash, involving a Scania HGV being driven by a 44 year-old man.

A 67-year-old woman taken to Monklands Hospital where she is currently being treated for her injuries. Hospital staff have described her condition as stable.

The 64-year-old male passenger in the Renault was taken by ambulance to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow, where medical staff have described his condition as critical but stable.

The driver of the Scania HGV was uninjured.

Officers are now urging anybody with dash-cam footage to come forward. 

Sergeant Andrew Currie from the Road Policing Unit based at Motherwell, said: “Our enquiries into the cause of the crash are continuing. 

"This is a busy road and I would ask any witnesses, or anyone with information that will assist our ongoing investigation to contact us. 

"I would also ask anyone driving on that road around the time of the crash with dash-cam footage to get in touch.”

Anyone with information should contact Lanarkshire Road Policing Unit through 101 quoting reference number 1319 of 10 September.