FOUR people were taken to hospital suffering from serious injuries following a crash on the A818 north of Helensburgh on Thursday.

Police say a 32-year-old woman was airlifted to hospital in Glasgow for treatment after the accident near the Glen Fruin road end at around 10am on Thursday, December 12.

Initial reports stated that three vehicles were involved, but in a further update on Friday morning, police said the crash involved two vehicles and four people.

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A Police Scotland spokesperson told the Advertiser: "A blue coloured Renault Twingo being driven by a 32-year-old woman was in collision with a blue coloured VW Golf car being driven by a 72-year-old man.

"Both drivers were seriously injured.

"The driver of the Renault Twingo car was airlifted to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow, and a passenger from the vehicle was taken there by ambulance.

"The driver of the VW Golf and a passenger were taken by ambulance to the RAH in Paisley.

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"All the injured parties suffered a number of fractures.

"The road at the scene was closed during the incident, and re-opened at 1.26pm."

It is understood that the casualties' injuries, while serious, are not life-threatening.

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