M8 Coach Collision As Hearts Fans Return From Liverpool Tie

Experts Call For Lessons To Be Learned From Crash

31.08.2012

Six people have been hospitalised after a road traffic collision involving a lorry and a coach carrying Hearts supporters back from Liverpool early this morning (August 31st).

The incident occurred on the eastbound carriageway of the M8 at junction 6, close to Newhouse, as the fans made their way back home following the team’s Europa League tie at Anfield yesterday evening.

Police confirmed that three people were taken to Monklands Hospital following the incident, while the other three were treated at Wishaw General Hospital. The motorway was also partially blocked for two hours after the crash.

Serious injury experts at Irwin Mitchell represent people who have been injured in road accidents, including those hurt in collisions involving coaches across the world.

Elaine Russell, a specialist in road traffic collisions at the firm’s Glasgow office, said: “Through our work related to a number of high-profile incidents of this kind, we know that both victims and their families are often desperate for answers as to how collisions have occurred.

“It is vital that everything possible is done to discover what happened and how this could have been avoided, with a view to ensuring that both coach and road safety can be improved in the future.”

If you or a loved one has suffered a physical or psychological injury due a road traffic accident involving a bus or coach, you may be able to claim compensation. Find out more information on our Bus & Coach Accident Compensation page.