Glasgow & West Scotland

Three people hurt in crash on B7034 in East Ayrshire

Three people have been taken to hospital following a two-car crash in East Ayrshire.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said the cars collided at the Dalrymple junction on the B7034 at about 08:25.

Firefighters used hydraulic cutting equipment to rescue two people.

An injured woman was taken to Crosshouse Hospital in Kilmarnock. Another woman and a man were taken to Ayr Hospital. A boy in one of the cars did not need hospital treatment.

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service incident commander Derek Scott said: "This collision resulted in two people being trapped within a car and two others requiring treatment inside a people carrier.

"We immediately moved to stabilise both vehicles and used hydraulic cutting equipment to remove the car's roof and side panels, which created space needed to safely remove its two female occupants.

"Our firefighters assisted paramedics in lifting them clear on spinal boards. We were obviously working very closely throughout the operation."

He added: "The paramedics provided all the casualties with trauma care and a male juvenile was assessed at the scene but did not need hospital treatment."

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