Air ambulance deployed and six in hospital after 'horrendous' crash

Two people were taken to Queen Elizabeth University Hospital and four were taken to Royal Alexandria Hospital.

Six people taken to hospital after three-vehicle A82 road crash near Loch Lomond Supplied

Six people have been taken to hospital following a two-vehicle crash on a major road in Argyll.

Officers were called to reports of a three-vehicle crash, which involved a minibus and two cars, on the A82 near Luss at around 8.45am on Friday.

Rescue crews, including an air ambulance and three fire engines, were spotted racing to the scene.

One person was airlifted and another driven to Queen Elizabeth University Hospital and four were taken by ambulance to the Royal Alexandria Hospital.

STV News understands that more people have been transported to Vale of Leven Minor Injuries, but it is unknown exactly how many.

A family member of someone involved in the crash who was not injured said the incident was “horrendous”.

Traffic Scotland reported the road had been closed on both sides following the serious collision, before being fully reopened at 12.50pm.

One eyewitness reported the area was “gridlocked”, with “coaches and HGVs trying to pass each other”.

McColl’s Travel has told travellers that all services operating in the area are likely to be disrupted.

A spokesperson for the Scottish Ambulance Service said: “We received a call today at 08.47 hours to attend a RTC on the A82 near Luss.

“We dispatched a number of resources to the scene, including five ambulances, our special operations team, a Paramedic Response Unit, an air ambulance and our trauma team to the scene.

“We airlifted two patients to Queen Elizabeth University Hospital and four patients to Royal Alexandra Hospital.”

A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: “We were alerted at 8.50am on Friday, September 2, to reports of a road traffic collision on the A82 near Luss.

“Operations Control mobilised three appliances and a heavy rescue unit to assist emergency service partners.

“A number of casualties were handed in the care of the Scottish Ambulance Service.

“Crews are no longer at the scene.”

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “We received a report of a crash involving three vehicles, a mini bus and two cars, on the A82 near Luss, around 8.45am on Friday, September 2, 2022.

“Emergency services attended and four people were taken to the Royal Alexandra Hospital for treatment.

“A further two people were taken to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital for treatment.

“Recovery was arranged and the road was fully re-opened around 12.50pm.

“Enquiries into the crash are ongoing.”

Correction: The Scottish Ambulance Service initially confirmed that two patients were airlifted to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital. This has been updated as one person was airlifted and the another was taken by ambulance.