Shaken Montgomerie suffers bruising in four-vehicle smash

RYDER CUP captain Colin Montgomerie suffered “terrible shock” yesterday after a four-vehicle crash left him trapped inside his car.

Montgomerie sustained severe bruising after a transit van swerved into his car on the A80 near Glasgow before two other vehicles smashed into the Scotsman’s BMW 7-series, sending it “spinning out of control.”

Montgomerie later said: “I was driving through road works when a van travelling towards me suddenly burst through the cones and slammed into me. A fraction of a second later my car was hit by a lorry and another car as well and I began spinning out of control.

“I was trapped as the side of the car was compressed and the air bags were holding me back, but the passenger door suddenly opened and I was pulled to safety thanks to drivers who had witnessed the accident. It was a terrible shock and I am lucky to be relatively unscathed.”

The van driver was charged with road traffic offences and taken to Glasgow's Royal Infirmary as a precautionary measure.

Montgomerie, 47, had only recently returned to golf after leading Europe to a famous Ryder Cup victory against the United States earlier this month.