Horse Dies And Two People Hurt In Crash

25 May 2017, 11:59 | Updated: 25 May 2017, 13:11

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A horse was killed and two people, including a 13-year-old girl, seriously injured after a crash on a major road in West Dunbartonshire.

The incident happened on the A82 between Duck Bay and Stoneymollan roundabout in Alexandria at about 6.10pm on Wednesday.

A Landrover Defender towing a horse trailer was heading south when a Landrover Discovery going in the opposite direction appeared to lose control and crossed the carriageway, colliding with the other vehicle.

The woman driving the Defender was taken to Queen Elizabeth University Hospital by ambulance in a serious condition.

A 13-year-old female passenger in the other vehicle was also to taken to hospital after suffering serious injuries while the 59-year-old driver was uninjured.

The horse travelling in the trailer died at the scene.

Inspector Adam McKenzie, from the divisional road policing unit based at Dumbarton, said: ''This was a very serious road crash and I would appeal to anyone who witnessed what happened to please get in touch.

''If you were on the A82 around the time of the incident and may have seen either of the vehicles involved driving on the road, or witnessed the actual collision, you may be able to assist with our enquiries and it is important that we speak to you.''

Police Scotland has urged anyone with information to contact 101.