POLICE Scotland is appealing for witnesses following a serious road crash on the A706.

The incident took place on Friday, September 1 at 4.20pm, near Forth, South Lanarkshire.

A black Peugeot 206 was travelling southbound on the A706 when it collided with a red Citroen C1 car.

It then collided with a white Ford Fiesta, causing it to come off the road and go down an embankment. 

Emergency services attended and occupants of all three vehicles were taken to hospital. 

Three men inside the Peugeot 206 were taken to Wishaw General Hospital.

The 19 and 22-year-old remain in hospital with serious injuries, and the 15-year-old was later released from hospital with a shoulder injury. 

Inside the Ford Fiesta was a 25-year-old man who was taken to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital and is in a serious condition. 

Meanwhile a woman, 22, and a child aged four inside the Citroen, were taken to Wishaw General Hospital as precautionary measure but were later released. 

The road was shut for several hours as crash scene investigators conducted enquiries at the location.

Officers are appealing for any motorists who may have been on the A706 around the time of the collision taking place.  

Anyone with any information or dash cam footage is asked to contact Road Policing officers at Motherwell Police Station via 101, quoting incident number 3874 of Friday 1 September 2017.