ONE person has been taken to hospital following a crash on the busy A737 through Beith.

The incident, which involved two vehicles, took place during rush hour this morning (Wednesday, July 5) around the road's junction with the B777 towards Gateside.

It prompted an emergency response from Police Scotland, the Scottish Ambulance Service (SAS) and the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS).

The SAS confirmed that it was called to the scene shortly before 9am, with one person transported to hospital.

A spokesperson said: “We received a call at 8.49am to attend an incident on the A737 Bypass Road in Beith, near its junction with Head Street and Wardrop Street.

"An ambulance and two special operations response teams (SORT) were dispatched to the scene, and one patient was transported to the Royal Alexandra Hospital, Paisley.”

The SFRS added that a further person was treated at the scene though did not need to be taken to hospital.

A SFRS spokesperson added: “We were alerted at 8.50am on Wednesday, July 5, to reports of a road traffic accident at the A737 Beith near junction B777.

“Operations Control mobilised two fire appliances to a collision involving two cars.

“Firefighters extracted two casualties from one vehicle and handed them into the care of the Scottish Ambulance Service who transferred them to hospital.

“Crews ensured the area was safe before leaving the scene.”

While Police Scotland have since confirmed that the road has re-opened after it was cleared and vehicle recovery arranged.

A force spokesperson said: “Around 8.45am on Wednesday, July 5, 2023, we were called to a report of a two-vehicle crash on the A737 at Beith.

“Emergency services attended and the road was cleared. Recovery of the vehicles was arranged.”