A GREENOCK road which was shut yesterday after a teenager was knocked down by a bin lorry has now re-opened. 

The 17-year-old boy was rushed to Queen Elizabeth University Hospital after being hit by the council refuse vehicle at around 8.05am. 

Emergency services sealed off the street at its junction with Cardross Crescent following the incident yesterday morning, with motorists asked to use a different route. 

Police Scotland have failed to respond to the Telegraph's enquiries about whether anyone has been charged in connection with the incident and if the youngster has been released from hospital.

In a statement posted online the force said: "Clynder Road, Greenock, has reopened following a crash on Tuesday 16 April.

"Motorists are thanked for their patience."