Three adults and two children rushed to hospital after island crash

Coastguard teams assisted the ambulance services after the crash left five people injured on the island.

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Five people including two children have been rushed to hospital following a car crash in the Isle of Scalpay in the Outer Hebrides.

Emergency services including Coastguard and fire and rescue were called to assist at the scene along with police.

Ambulance services were over an hour away from where the collision occurred meaning coastguard teams stepped in to assist.

The Scottish ambulance service later dropped off a paramedic via helicopter to the scene.

The incident occurred around 3.50pm on Monday near to Kennavay.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Five people, including two children have been taken to hospital following a one vehicle road traffic collision in the vicinity of Kennavay on the Isle of Scalpay, around 3.50pm on Monday, July 17, 2023.

“Their injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.”

A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: “We were alerted at 3.57pm on Monday, July 17 to reports of a collision involving one vehicle near to Laggan View, Isle of Scalpay, Outer Hebrides.

“Operations Control mobilised three fire appliances to the area.

“Four casualties were in the care of the Scottish Ambulance Service and crews are still at the scene where they are assisting emergency service partners.”