Mercedes floating on roof pulled from Scots canal after plunge following crash
This is the moment a luxury Mercedes was pulled from a Scots canal after careering off the road and plunging into the water in a late night crash.
Pictures from the scene today show the luxury Mercedes A-Class motor being pulled from the Forth and Clyde Canal, badly damaged with its windows smashed and boot wide open.
The incident sparked a huge mercy response with locals reporting up to 12 emergency vehicles at the scene of the horror smash.
As daylight broke the full extent of the collision could be seen - with the car laying on its roof partly submerged.
The 27-year-old driver was rushed to Forth Valley Royal Hospital in Larbert to be treated for his injuries.
He was later arrested and charged in connection with road traffic offences.
No-one else was injured or involved in the incident.
The road was closed for a number of hours while an investigation took place and until the vehicle was recovered.
But is has since re-opened to both traffic and pedestrians.
A Police Scotland spokesperson told the Record: "Around 9.40pm on Wednesday, 6 October, officers were called to a report of a road crash at Seabegs Road, near to its junction with Greenhill Road, where a Mercedes A-class car had come off the road and entered the canal.
"Emergency services attended and there was no one in the car. A search was carried out and the 27-year-old male driver was traced.
"He was taken to Forth Valley Royal Hospital to be checked over.
A 27-year-old man has been arrested in connection with road traffic offences. A report will be forwarded to the Procurator Fiscal."
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