A local councilor said this evening that a MUM and her three young children were taken to a hospital after being hit by a car.
Ten ambulance crews rushed to the scene of the horrific accident at around 3.10 am.
A large police presence is also at the scene, with officers closing the road outside Aldi and diverting traffic.
The woman, who is in her twenties, and the children – whose ages are said to be seven, four and three – have not yet been confirmed.
A section of road is currently closed in Carlook in Lanarkshire, Scotland, where the police are under cordon.
A light colored Fiat 500 and a white Peugeot SUV have been left on the middle of the road, with police looking inside the Fiat.
Conservative Clydesdale West Councilor Poppy Corbett wrote on Facebook: “We Police Scotland and are aware of media sources of a serious road traffic accident in Carlook that occurred 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 critical.
“At this time we don’t have names so can’t confirm which school/nursery the kids go to.
“You will appreciate that this is a Police Scotland-led incident and if we get more information we will share it with you.
“This is absolutely heartbreaking news. I hope and pray that everyone is well.”
There are two schools, Kirkton Primary and St. Athanasius Primary, within a short distance of the crash site.
Mary Macallan, MSP of Clydesdale, said: “I am very concerned about Karluk’s report this afternoon.
“My team is in touch with the police, offering all our support.
“I want to thank the emergency services at the scene and in the meantime, like everyone else, pray for the good news that no one is seriously injured.”
Inspector William Broch of the Motherwell Road Policing Unit said: “At around 3.10 pm, police were called to James Street in Carlook, at the junction of Kirkton Street, after reports of a car and four pedestrians – a woman and a road accident . three children.
“Pedestrians are being taken to hospital for treatment.
“Emergency services remain at the scene and local diversions are in place.
“Anyone having knowledge of the incident may call the police on 101 quoting the October 27 incident 2110.”
A spokesman for the Scottish Ambulance Service said: “We received a call at 3.07 am to attend an incident on Kirkton Street, Carlook and 10 resources were sent to the scene.
“A 20-year-old woman and three children have been taken to Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow.”
“We have sent 10 resources to the scene and the incident is still ongoing.”