NOT 1 IMAGE OR VIDEO OF OR AT THE SCENE WAS TAKEN BY ME. THEY WERE SOURCED AND I SOURCED THE LINK IN. PLEASE DO NOT TELL ME I AM BEING HARD ON THE FAMILY. THE ONLY IMAGES I TOOK WERE OFF THE CARS. We really didn’t know what happened at the time ok. 2 really bad comments already and unfair. I left Edinburgh at around 11:45am for a 30 minute drive there and back for a spring for the back end of my car. It turned into an almost 5 hour traffic jam. At first news was coming through of a crash, the tailbacks were so bad people were talking to each other in car’s as the traffic jammed. I heard sadly 1 person has died and another 2 are or could be critical. One car came East bound into the West bound carriageway, smashing into oncoming traffic at 9:30am, peak traffic hours where people are doing 70 Miles per hour. Not good for the lad who died. May he rest in peace! Some images below I took as well as this video here. I will link in some Tweets at the bottom also. Horrible day
I took this video myself after waiting for 40 minutes 5 minutes from my house
Man Dead As M8 Closed By Multi Vehicle Crash
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Motorway closed after man is killed in Scotland – Why the music?
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A man has died after a van caught fire in a crash with two cars and an articulated lorry on Scotland’s busiest motorway. The incident happened around 8.45am on Monday between M8 junction 3a (Bathgate) and junction 3 (Livingston) eastbound. Both cars and the HGV had been destroyed by the blaze which was extinguished shortly before 10.30am.
STV News understands the victim is a 49-year-old male from Fife. A Police Scotland spokesman said: “Police Scotland responded to a four-vehicle collision on the westbound carriageway of the M8, Junction 3 at around 8.50am on Monday July 20. “Two cars, a van and an articulated lorry were all involved in the incident, which resulted in three vehicles catching fire. “The M8 is currently closed in both directions while emergency services are in attendance at the scene and it is due to remain closed for several hours. “Full diversions are in place and congestion on the M8 is now starting to ease. “We can confirm that one male has died as a result of this collision and inquiries are ongoing.”
Two others were taken to hospital suffering minor injuries and it is believed the motorway could be closed until 5pm. Twenty members of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service were in attendance, with six of them wearing breathing apparatus and using high pressure hoses.
Earlier a spokeswoman said: “Appliances from Livingston, Sighthill, Bathgate and Linlithgow Fire Stations were mobilised to the scene. “The first appliances arrived within minutes and immediately started tackling a fire involving an articulated lorry, a van and two cars. “The M8 motorway is currently closed in both directions and is expected to remain closed for much of the day. “Police Scotland and Scottish Ambulance Service are also in attendance and fire crews will remain at the scene for some time.”
Diversions before and after the junction were put in place after 10am. Traffic Scotland tweeted just after 4.30pm saying the motorway had been cleared.
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