Man, 60, stable after minibus crash on M8 at Harthill

Map of North Lanarkshire The crash closed Scotland's busiest motorway in both directions

A man is recovering in hospital after a crash closed both directions of the M8 Glasgow to Edinburgh motorway.

The man was among 10 passengers in a minibus, which left the eastbound carriageway, just after the Shotts turn-off, and hit trees at about 06:50.

The 60-year-old was airlifted to Glasgow's Southern General Hospital, where he is in a stable condition.

Four passengers were taken to Wishaw General and three to Monklands Hospital and released following treatment.

Police said inquiries into the crash were continuing.

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