Video: M8 closed after car bursts into flames

The car is removed from the scene. Pic: Hemedia/SWNS

The car is removed from the scene. Pic: Hemedia/SWNS

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A car caused traffic chaos on Scotland’s busiest motorway today (Wednesday) after smashing into a barrier and bursting into flames.

Witnesses looked on as the white Vauxhall Corsa was gripped by a raging blaze after ending up on the central reservation of the M8 at around 12.34pm.

The incident happened near Glasgow Royal Infirmary, causing two lanes of the M8 Westbound to be closed, with one lane of the Eastbound also shut.

A passer-by said an unmarked ambulance was on the scene within seconds, with a paramedic rescuing the female driver from the car.

She was taken to hospital as a precaution.

Vehicles were able to move again once the fire was extinguished but the car was still there an hour later.