A MAN is due to appear in court charged with road traffic offences after a car ploughed into a lamppost near Dalmarnock Bridge.

The 37-year-old driver is accused of crashing into a dozen old, iron bollards on the bridge, which left them entirely destroyed, and a lamppost, which was ripped out of the ground, on Dalmarnock Road.

Emergency services raced to the scene after the alarm was raised around 7.15am on Thursday, September 6.

Police quickly alerted the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service who rushed to the site and were present for around half an hour.

The car has since been removed from the bridge although debris remains in the area.

The driver was rushed to the Glasgow Royal Infirmary for an assessment.

It is not known if he or anyone else suffered any injuries in the incident.

He is due to appear in Glasgow Sheriff Court today and a report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal.

A Police Scotland spokeswoman told the Evening Times: "A 37-year-old man has been arrested and charged with alleged road traffic offences.

"He is due to appear at Glasgow Sheriff Court on September 7.

"A report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal."