A WOMAN has been arrested following a crash near Monkton.

The incident, which took place near the Dutch House roundabout on the A77, resulted in another woman being to hospital after three ambulance vehicles and an air ambulance were sent to the scene.

The crash involved two vehicles and took place shortly after 5pm on Wednesday, December 13.

The area of road northbound between the roundabout and the nearby Sandyford Toll roundabout was closed for over three-and-a-half hours following the collision.

Police Scotland have described the woman arrested in connection with the crash as the driver of one of the vehicles.

A force spokesperson said: “We were called around 5.10pm to a report of a two car crash on the A77 northbound near the Dutch House Roundabout, Monkton.

“Emergency services attended and one woman was taken to Crosshouse Hospital by ambulance to be checked over.

“The road was closed and fully re-opened around 8.55pm.

“One driver, a 53-year-old woman, has been arrested in connection with various road traffic offences.”

A Scottish Ambulance Service spokesperson added: “We received a call at 17:15 on Wednesday, December 13 to attend an incident on the A77.

"Three ambulances and an air ambulance were dispatched and one patient was transported to Crosshouse Hospital.”

While a Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson continued: “We were alerted at 5.41pm on Wednesday, December 13, to reports of a traffic collision involving two private vehicles on the A77 road in Monkton, South Ayrshire.

“Operations Control mobilised three fire appliances to the scene, where firefighters assisted in making the area safe.

“One casualty was in the care of the Scottish Ambulance Service.

“Crews left at 6.59pm.”