Two people are in a serious condition in hospital after crash on the A77 near Ballantrae.

A 24-year-old man and an 85-year-old woman were both taken to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow by air ambulance for treatment after the incident on Wednesday, August 31.

The 24-year-old man was driving a white Toyota Yaris on the A77, around two miles from Ballantrae, when the vehicle was involved in a crash with a blue Volvo V90, which was being driven by a 58-year-old woman.

The 85-year-old woman was the passenger in the Volvo during the incident, which happened around 5pm.

Hospital staff describe their condition as serious.

The 58-year-old woman and another female passenger in the Volvo, aged 32, were taken to Crosshouse Hospital for treatment.

A 24-year-old male passenger in the Toyota Yaris was also taken to Crosshouse Hospital.

The road was closed for around six hours while investigations were carried out.

Sergeant Stewart Taylor said: "Our enquiries into the cause of the crash are continuing.

"I would ask any witnesses, or anyone with information that will assist our ongoing investigation to contact us.

"I would also ask anyone driving on that road around the time of the incident with dash-cam footage to get in touch."

Anyone with information should contact Police Scotland via 101 quoting reference number 2644 of Wednesday, August 31, 2022.