A ROAD has been closed in Ayr after a woman was hit by a van. 

Police rushed to the scene on Whitletts Road near Tesco this afternoon. 

A witness described hearing a "bang" as they walked towards the main road. 

A woman has been taken to Ayr hosptial after emergency services attended. 

A spokesperson for Police Scotland told the Advertiser: "Around 2.55pm police were called to reports of a woman struck by a vehicle on Whitletts Road. 

"Police and ambulance attended and the woman has been taken to Ayr hospital, the road remains closed as officers carry out enquiries."