Two people injured after van hits house in Irvine

Two people have been injured after a van crashed into a house following a collision with a car in Irvine.

The van crashed into a semi-detached house, in the town's Woodlands Avenue, at about 08:00 on Friday.

The male driver was seen by paramedics and did not require hospital treatment. The female car driver was taken to Crosshouse Hospital in Kilmarnock.

Fire crews and building control officers worked to ensure the van was safely recovered from the property.

A spokesman for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said: "We received a request for assistance from the police and mobilised three appliances from Dreghorn, Kilwinning and Kilmarnock community fire stations."

Busy road

He added: "Crews provided assistance to a man inside the van and a woman in the car, who were then led from their vehicles by ambulance personnel.

"Paramedics determined the man did not require further treatment however the woman was taken to Crosshouse Hospital."

The spokesman added: "We would be remiss not to point out that this road is the main route for people travelling to and from a local primary school.

"Had this incident occurred slightly later in the morning the outcome could have been much worse."

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