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Five people injured in A77 crash near Ballantrae

Five people have been injured in a collision between two cars on the A77 in South Ayrshire.

The crash, involving a northbound black Ford Fiesta and a southbound Audi, happened on the A77, near Ballantrae, at about 20:30 on Monday.

The male Fiesta driver, 18, and his two 19-year-old passengers were taken to hospital, as were the male Audi driver, 32, and his 60-year-old male passenger.

Police have appealed for witnesses to the crash to contact them.

The Fiesta driver was taken by ambulance to the Southern General Hospital in Glasgow for treatment to serious leg and arm injuries. He is currently in a serious but stable condition.

His two passengers, the Audi driver and his passenger were all taken by ambulance to Ayr Hospital. They are all said to be in a stable condition.

Constable George McAsh, of Police Scotland, said: "I would like to speak to anyone who was in the vicinity of the A77 near to Ballantrae at the time of the crash.

"I would also be very keen to speak to members of the public who may have seen the black Ford Fiesta being driven on the A77 earlier in the evening, just prior to the crash occurring."

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