Woman hit by car in critical condition

A woman is in a critical condition in hospital after she was hit by a car.

The 38-year-old was crossing Orbiston Road, near to Hamilton Road in Bellshill, when she was struck by a red Vauxhall Astra at around 5.15pm on Sunday.

She was taken to Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow where medical staff described her condition as critical.

Police are appealing for information about the incident in the North Lanarkshire town.

Sergeant Craig McDonald, from the divisional road policing unit, said: “We are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the incident to come forward and contact us.

“Our officers have spoken to a number of people, however we would appeal to anyone we have not spoken to to get in contact.

“We would also ask anyone who may have dashcam footage and was on Orbiston Road or nearby last night to get in touch.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police via 101, quoting incident number 3045 of Sunday December 9 2018.