Two men were taken to hospital after a serious road crash in Ayr. 

Police are investigating the crash on the A713 between Ayr and Hollybush which happened at around 5.30am on Monday.

The force said a white coloured LDV Maxis van travelling towards Ayr and a white coloured Vauxhall Insignia car travelling south, away from Ayr, collided with one another on the A713, half a mile south of the B742.

The van driver, 50, was taken to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital by helimed with serious injuries. The 47-year-old male driver of the car was taken to Ayr Hospital, also with serious injuries. There were no passengers in either vehicle.

The road was closed for around eight hours whilst investigations were carried out.

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Sergeant Craig Beaver, Police Scotland Road Policing Unit, said: “We are still trying to establish the circumstances surrounding these vehicles colliding and I am appealing for anyone who may have been driving on these roads early this morning who may have witnessed either vehicle involved to get in touch.

“You may also have captured vital information on dash-cam footage and we would ask you to look back and come forward with this.

"Anyone with any information should contact Police via 101, quoting incident number 0438 of Monday 12 August 2019.”