A man has been left seriously injured after he was struck by a car while walking his dog in Ayrshire.
The collision took place at around 10.25am on Monday at the A71 road near the village of Hurlford.
The 39-year-old pedestrian was hit by a brown Ford B-Max car that was driving towards Galston.
Emergency services attended and the injured man was taken to Crosshouse Hospital in Kilmarnock for treatment before being transferred to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow.
Medical staff have described his injuries as “serious”.
The 85-year-old driver of the car was uninjured as was the injured man’s dog.
A section of the road closed to allow a collision investigation to take place has since reopened and police investigating the incident are appealing for witnesses.
Sergeant Chris Hoggans, from Ayrshire Road Policing Department, said: “A man has sustained serious injuries as a result of this crash and we are appealing for information to establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident.
“Enquiries are ongoing and we’re appealing for anyone who witnessed the collision, or anyone who was in that area with a dash-cam fitted to their vehicle to contact us.”
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