A MAN was taken to hospital with serious injuries after a crash near the Queensferry Crossing.

The 29-year-old was involved in a one-vehicle collision and was taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary for treatment.

Firefighters used cutting gear to free him from his red BMW 3 series before being cared for by ambulance staff.

Two southbound lanes were closed following the incident which took place on the M90 south of the crossing at junction 1A at around 8.10pm on Saturday evening.

Police Scotland were not in a position to provide an update on his condition when asked by the Press today (Monday).

Sergeant Scott Sneddon, of the Dalkeith Trunk Roads Policing Group, said: "Our investigations into the collision are ongoing and we are reviewing CCTV as well as speaking to a number of witnesses.

"There would have been a number of vehicles on the road at the time and we would urge anyone who hasn't spoken to us but saw the vehicle prior to the collision, or the incident itself to come forward.

"Anyone with information can call Police Scotland on 101 quoting reference 3653 of 10th February or you can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 if you wish to remain anonymous."

Traffic Scotland said the M90 Queensferry Crossing was restricted at junction 1A, with diversions in place.

Changes to bus routes were also implemented.