Ten injured after lorry overturns on A872 in Stirling

crash scene The crash happened on the A872 Glasgow Road near the Pirnhall Inn

Ten people have been injured in a crash involving a lorry and a people carrier in Stirling.

Police said the large goods vehicle overturned on the A872 Glasgow Road close to the junction with the Pirnhall Roundabout at about 15:30.

Five people suffered serious injuries. The casualties, all men aged between 20 and 35, were taken to Forth Valley Royal Hospital in Larbert.

The road has been closed in both directions with diversions in place.

Police, fire engines, ambulances and a hospital trauma team were sent to the scene.

It is understood three people were in the lorry and seven men were travelling in the silver people carrier when the collision happened.

Staff from a nearby pub rushed to the scene to help the injured.

'Reassure them'

A spokeswoman for NHS Forth Valley said two of the ten people taken to hospital have been discharged.

Arlene Fowler, who works in the Pirnhall Inn and was one of the first people on the scene, told BBC Scotland she and her colleagues went to help those who had been hurt.

She said: "We got some towels and cloths and just tried to stop the blood flow coming from the cuts on their heads and the cuts on their faces.

"We just tried to calm them and reassure them that everybody was okay and everybody was breathing."

Meanwhile Tayside Police said one man has been taken to hospital following a two vehicle accident in Dundee.

The incident happened shortly after 15:00 on the Kingsway, at the Milton of Craigie junction.

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