THREE people – including a two-year-old girl – were taken to hospital following a head-on collision on the A70 between Cumnock and Logan on Monday afternoon.

Barrhill Road, Cumnock, was closed between Keir Hardie Hill and Glenmuir Road, Logan, for several hours after the incident at around 3.45pm.

The two-year-old girl was airlifted to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow and is receiving treatment for her injuries which are not thought to be life-threatening.

Two Vauxhalls, a Corsa and a Mokka, collided near to the railway bridge leaving the driver of the Corsa trapped with serious leg injuries.

The 58-year-old female was freed by firefighters and taken to Crosshouse Hospital.

The female driver (60) of the Mokka was taken to Ayr Hospital with minor injuries.

A spokesperson for Police Scotland said: “Specialist traffic officers carried out a forensic investigation at the scene and enquiries are ongoing.

“Anyone with any information is asked to contact the traffic division at Irvine Police Station on 101.

“And quote incident number 2217 of October 30.”

A spokesperson for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service added: “Two appliances from Cumnock attended a road traffic collision at Barrhill Road.

“On arrival they found two private cars had collided head on and one adult female was trapped within.

“Firefighters used hydraulic rescue equipment to remove the roof of the car to extricate the casualty who was taken to Crosshouse Hospital by the Scottish Ambulance Service.”