Glasgow & West Scotland

Woman critical after car hits lamp post near Hunterston

A 46-year-old woman is in a critical condition in hospital after her car hit a lamp post near Hunterston power station in North Ayrshire.

The woman was being treated for extensive burns at Glasgow Royal Infirmary.

Police were called to a collision involving the woman's red Vauxhall Corsa at about 05:50 on Tuesday.

Officers have appealed for witnesses to the accident, which happened on the A78 Fairlie to Largs road.

Sgt Ian Thornton, from the Divisional Road Policing Unit, said: "Inquiries are ongoing to establish the exact circumstances of the incident, however I would like to speak to anyone who was in the area around the time and may have seen a red Vauxhall Corsa on the road.

"Anyone with information is asked to contact officers at the Divisional Road Policing Unit based at Irvine on 101."

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