Driver rescued then arrested in viaduct drama

Picture: Michael Gillen
Picture: Michael Gillen

Good samaritans rushed forward to help the victim of a road traffic accident as smoke poured from the vehicle after a crash last Sunday.

The incident happened near the railway viaduct in a route that links the Broadwood area with Kilsyth, at around 11.40pm.

Heroic members of the public succeeded in removing the stricken driver, a 24-year-old male from Kilsyth, from his white Ford Fiesta, before the emergency services arrived at the scene.

Ambulance personnel took the man to Glasgow Royal Infirmary where he is being treated for injuries which are not life-threatening.

However, it’s emerged that the incident was of equal interest to the police.

For it has been confirmed that the victim was allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol.

Police also say that two offensive weapons were found in his car.

A police spokesperson added: “We would like to thank the members of the public who assisted the male prior to our arrival and for the way they safely removed him and assisted him until the emergency services arrived.”

A report on this incident has been sent to the fiscal.