On Friday 15th August 1938, a bus veered off road at Springwells injuring four people on board.
An electric standard with which it collided saved the bus from going over embankment. The vehicle was returning to a garage at Peacock Cross, Hamilton, and when negotiating a bend on the road, across from the foundry (present Bus garage) it is believed that a tyre burst. The bus swung across the road and came to a halt after it had struck and broken the standard. Had it not been brought to a standstill then it would have crashed through fence which guards the embankment. The driver, Samuel Hickson, Kirk Street, Wishaw, had to he dragged from the damaged cabin. It was found that he had suffered internal injuries and body bruises, and he was removed to his home in a car belonging to his employers. The conductress, Alice Austin Street, Cadlow, suffered shock and facial injuries, whilst Charles Malone, another driver, and his conductress, Jessie Brown, both of Blantyre who were inside the bus, suffered from shock.