Elderly couple die following serious road crash in seaside resort

An 87-year-old man and his 84-year-old wife have died following a serious road accident in Largs.

The couple were crossing the A78 Greenock Road at Nardini's Esplanade Cafe at 9.15am on Saturday when, police say, "they were struck by a red Toyota car". August 3 2013
Fatal accident: The couple were crossing the road by Nardini's Esplanade Cafe.STV

An 87-year-old man and his 84-year-old wife have died following a serious road accident in Largs.

The couple were crossing the A78 Greenock Road at Nardini's Esplanade Cafe at 9.15am on Saturday when, police say, "they were struck by a red Toyota car".

Emergency services attended the accident and an air ambulance was sent to the scene.

The 84-year-old woman was flown to Glasgow's Southern General Hospital but she succumbed to her injuries a few hours later. Her husband died at the scene of the accident.

A 34-year-old woman who was driving the Toyota sports car was not injured in the accident but was taken to Inverclyde Hospital as a precaution.

A report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal.

A spokeswoman for Police Scotland said: "Officers from the Divisional Road Policing are appealing for witnesses. Anyone with information can contact Irvine Police Office on 01294 404400 or the non-emergency number 101."

The road was reopened at around 4pm.

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