A MAN is in a critical condition in hospital after a crash in South Ayrshire at the weekend.

Three people were taken to Crosshouse Hospital after the two-vehicle collision on the A714 on Saturday afternoon.

Police say the incident happened near Pinwherry, around eight miles south of Girvan, at around 4.20pm on September 23 and involved a grey Porsche GT and a red Renault Scenic.

According to police, the 72-year-old had been driving the Renault and was taken to University Hospital Crosshouse with serious injuries.

Police describe his condition as 'critical'.

The 51-year-old male driver of the Porsche sustained minor injuries, and his 41-year-old male passenger sustained serious injuries.

Both were taken to University Hospital Crosshouse.

The road was closed for crash investigations.

Police say the 51-year-old was arrested and charged in connection with a road traffic offence and is due to appear at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court on Monday.

A report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal.

Sergeant Scott Gourlay from Police Scotland said: “Our enquiries into the full circumstances of the crash are continuing and we are asking anyone with information that could assist officers to get in touch.

“In particular if you saw the vehicles before the crash or have dash-cam then please make contact with us.”

Anyone who can assist is asked to call Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident number 2348 of Saturday, September 23.