THE mother of a man involved in a horror crash between Saltcoats and Dalry has appealed to anyone who witnessed the accident to get in touch with police.

She is hoping that they can help provide information which will help officer in their investigations into the incident, which she says could have been a "catastrophic accident".

The Herald reported earlier today how a person had been taken to hospital following a crash on the B714 between Dalry and Saltcoats.

Footage later emerged on social media showing the horrifying aftermath of the incident.

It was posted by one of the mothers of the three boys who were in the vehicle - which, she says,had to swerve to avoid hitting another car travelling in the opposite direction.

This, she said, led to the vehicle swerving off the road, flipping and rolling "at least five times" - though she says this evasive action propably saved their lives.

The shaken up mother added: "The other driver drove away. They may not even know they caused this. Any information would be great.

"Three boys could have died. Even the police where shocked they survived.

"I’m so grateful to have my son but if his friend hadn’t swerved to miss the drifting car it would’ve been a head on catastrophic accident.

"Thankfully a passing ambulance stopped to help them."

Thankfully, none of the boys inside the vehicle sustained serious injuries in the incident.

Police Scotland have now confirmed, following on from their statement earlier today, that they are investigating the incident.

A force spokesperson said:  "Police were called around 7.10pm on Wednesday, 29 March, to a report of a road crash on the B714 near Saltcoats and officers attended.

One person was taken to Crosshouse Hospital to be checked over.

"Enquiries are ongoing."

Anyone who may have information that will help the police should contact 101 quoting incident reference 3069 of March 29.