Buildings near Livingston petrol station evacuated due to suspected gas leak after car crash

Several buildings in Livingston were evacuated after a car crash at a petrol station was thought to have caused a gas leak.
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Officers were called to a petrol station on Almondvale Road at around 7.45pm on Sunday night, after receiving a report of a three-vehicle crash.

Nearby buildings were evacuated as a precaution due to a suspected gas leak.

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The area was declared safe at around 12.50am this morning.

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Inspector Brendan McMahon said: “We’d like to thank local residents for their patience and understanding, as we worked alongside Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and engineers to ensure the area was safe.”

A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: “We were alerted at 7.44pm on Sunday, April 24 to reports of a road traffic collision involving three vehicles within a petrol forecourt at Retail Park South, Livingston.

“Operations Control mobilised three appliances and specialist resources to the scene to assist emergency service partners.

"Three adult casualties were handed into the care of the Scottish Ambulance Service.

"Crews left after making the area safe."