Passenger dies and driver left fighting for life after two-car smash

The 77-year-old passed away in hospital shortly after the crash in Dunoon.

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Crash: Passenger dead and driver in critical condition.

An elderly passenger has died and driver was left fighting for life following a two-vehicle crash in Dunoon.

Emergency crews were called to the scene after a red Honda Civic and a grey Subaru Outback collided on the A815 near Benmore Park around 3.15pm on Monday.

The 74-year-old driver and 77-year-old passenger of the Honda Civic sustained serious injuries.

Both were taken to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital but the passenger was pronounced dead a short time later. The driver remains in a critical condition.

The 64-year-old passenger of the Subaru Outback sustained serious injuries and was taken to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital where her condition is stable. A 69-year-old driver sustained minor injuries. 

The road was sealed off for around eight hours to allow a full investigation to take place. 

Inspector Archie McGuire, of Police Scotland’s Road Policing Unit, said; “Our thoughts remain with the family and friends of those involved in this crash. 

“We are appealing for the public’s assistance to help establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident and I would ask if you were driving in the area at the time or witnessed the crash that you come forward and speak to police. 

“If any motorists have dashcam footage that could help with our enquiries, please contact our officers.”

Police can be contacted by calling 101 and quoting incident number 2093 of Monday, November 22, 2021.