Two drivers, including a police officer, have been rushed to hospital following a car crash which has closed the M8 this evening.
The incident, which involved a police car and a van, occurred around 7.35pm.
Motorists reported seeing cops in hot pursuit of the van as it weaved in and out of traffic between Newbridge and Livingston.
The vehicle is then understood to have been spun onto its roof at a grass verge by the side of the road.
One eyewitness reported the van was “upside down and wedged into a hedge”.
The police car was also reportedly overturned during the incident.
Police Scotland have confirmed that the van in question had failed to stop for officers in Edinburgh a short time before.
The driver of the police vehicle and the driver of the van were rushed to hospital for treatment.
Their conditions are not yet known.
The M8 westbound is closed between junction 2 and junction 3 near Newbridge as a result of the smash.
Drivers are advised to avoid the area and local diversions are in place.
Enquiries into the incident are ongoing.
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