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Police are appealing for information following a serious road crash in West Calder which happened yesterday morning around 00.30.

A 21 year old man was driving his silver Audi 80 westbound on the B7015 Livingston to Stoneyburn road, near to the Five Sisters Zoo, West Calder, when the vehicle collided with a tree.

He suffered serious injuries to his head and chest and was taken by ambulance to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary where he is detained for treatment.  Hospital staff describe his condition as critical.

The injured man was the sole occupant of the car.

Sergeant Neil Inglis, Divisional Road Policing Unit, said today:

“Thankfully a member of the public came across the crash and called police and emergency services.

“Although the crash site is rural, the B7015 can be quite a busy road with vehicles going to and from the various towns in this area.

“I would ask anyone who saw either the crash itself or the car being driven prior to the crash to call officers at the Divisional Road Policing Unit in Livingstone via 101.”