Pedestrian airlifted to hospital after crash between truck and car

A 69-year-old also received treatment in hospital following the Tuesday collision in Ayrshire.

Man airlifted to hospital after crash between pickup truck and car on Ayrshire road STV News

A pedestrian has been airlifted to hospital following a crash between a pick-up truck and a car on a country road in Ayrshire.

The 48-year-old was walking near the A71 between Hurlford and Galston on Tuesday morning, when he was seriously injured in the incident between the red Toyota Hilux and a Honda Civic.

Emergency crews attended shortly after 8.40am and treated the victim before radioing for support from air ambulance crews to transport the man to hospital.

He was taken to Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow, while a 69-year-old man, driving the Honda, also received treatment at Crosshouse Hospital in Kilmarnock.

The driver of the red Toyota, which was towing a trailer at the time of the collision, was uninjured.

Road policing officers shut off the route for several hours while the incident was dealt with and have now launched an appeal for information.

They say they are particularly keen to talk to the driver of a tractor who may have passed by in the direction of Hurlford shortly afterwards.

Sergeant Chris Hoggans, from the Irvine Road Policing Unit, said: “If you believe you can assist our investigation, or you were in the area and have yet to speak with police, please call 101, quoting incident 0624 of June 7.”

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