‘Mum and three young children were on way home from school’ when car hit them

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The victims of a horrific car crash outside a supermarket are a mother and her three young kids who were on the way back from school, it has been claimed.

The Daily Record reported on Wednesday afternoon that a woman and three children were rushed to hospital after being hit by a car outside an Aldi on Kirkton Street in Carluke, South Lanarkshire.

A massive fleet of 10 ambulances rushed to the scene at around 3.07pm following reports of a major accident, and all four casualties were taken to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow.

Now it has emerged that the victims are thought to be a mum and her three children, who are aged just seven, four and three years old. It is also reported they are in a 'serious' condition.

The mum is believed to be in her 20s.

Conservative Clydesdale West Councillor Poppy Corbett took to social media in an attempt to reassure locals by providing further information.

She wrote on Facebook: "We are aware from Police Scotland and media sources of a serious road traffic accident in Carluke that took place shortly after 3pm.

"A mother and her three children (aged 7, 4 and 3) have been taken to hospital where we understand their condition is serious.

"At this time we do not have names so cannot confirm what school/nursery the children attend.

"This is absolutely heartbreaking news. I hope and pray that everyone is ok."

Councillor Corbett told the Record the information had come to the council from Police Scotland.

Màiri McAllan, the SNP’s MSP for Clydesdale, tweeted her hopes that all the victims were okay.

The Minister for Environment and Land Reform wrote: "I am deeply worried about reports from Carluke this afternoon.

"I want to thank the emergency services on the scene and in the meantime am, like everyone, praying for good news that no one is seriously hurt."

Police Scotland has not yet confirmed the identities or ages of the victims in the crash.

Inspector William Broatch, from Motherwell Road Policing Unit, said: “Around 3.10pm, police were called to James Street in Carluke, at the junction with Kirkton Street, following a report of a road crash involving a car and four pedestrians – a woman and three children.

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