Van driver in critical condition after van smashes into lone house on Coast Road

Coast Road near Souter Lighthouse
Coast Road near Souter Lighthouse
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A van driver is in a critical condition in hospital after a smash on a coastal road.

The vehicle was travelling on the Coast Road, in Whitburn, when it came off the road at about 12.15am, yesterday.

The van collided with a garden wall, leaving both the driver and a woman passenger seriously injured. Both were taken to hospital.

Police said yesterday the 35-year-old driver was in a “critical but stable condition”, while the 22-year-old woman passenger was in a “stable condition”.

The road was closed for about five hours while emergency services carried out their work. The road re-opened at 5am.

Inquiries are ongoing into the incident and any witnesses are asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191. Callers are asked to quote reference number 9 27/11/15.