A PENSIONER cut out of a car after a crash on the A8 in Greenock is recovering while a man faces road traffic charges.

Police say the 67-year-old lady, who was a passenger, and four other people were all taken to Inverclyde Royal Hospital following Tuesday's accident.

They had minor injuries but one suffered a suspected fractured shoulder.

The accident happened at the corner of Port Glasgow Road and Gibshill Road at 2.50pm.

A spokesman for Scottish Fire and Rescue said: "One person was physically and medically trapped, firefighters removed the roof of the vehicle with hydraulic equipment.

“All persons were released and two casualties were taken to Inverclyde Royal Hospital.”

The road was closed westbound for more than two hours creating large tailbacks as officers dealt with the incident.

Transerv also attended to clear an oil spillage and make the road safe and the road fully re-opened at around 5.20pm.

Sergeant Danny Godfrey said: “A 67-year-old woman and three other people were injured.

“In relation to the car accident, the lady’s injuries are not life-threatening.

“The incident caused a major obstruction for more than two hours westbound.

“A male, 44, has been reported for driving without due care and attention.”

A report has been sent to the fiscal.