By Bill Heaney

An elderly woman died today after a 4X4 Land Rover vehicle in which she was travelling was involved in a fatal road crash on the A82 at Dumbarton.

The accident happened around 9.15am when the Land Rover, driven by a 74-year-old man,  was travelling towards Glasgow on an eastbound lane of the Boulevard near Strowans Well and Barnhill.

At a point near to Dunbritton Road, Silverton, it appears that the vehicle went out of control, crossed the central reservation and struck a Volkswagen Passat car which was being driven in the opposite direction.

Police, Fire Brigade and ambulances raced to the scene and the 74 year-old driver of the Land Rover was taken to the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley, where he is being treated for his injuries.  He was not seriously injured.

His  67year-old female passenger from the Land Rover was rushed to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow, but unfortunately died this afternoon from her injuries.

A report on the accident will be submitted by the police to the Procurator Fiscal at Dumbarton.

The 53-year-old driver of the Volkswagen was treated at the scene for his injuries and did not require hospital treatment.

Sergeant Archie McGuire of the Road Policing Department at Dumbarton is carrying out an investigation into the crash and appealing for information from witnesses.

Sergeant McGuire is asking for any witnesses to this incident, or anyone driving on this road around the time of the crash who has dash-cam footage, to contact police as a matter of urgency.

No further details about the identity of the deceased woman are expected to be released until the weekend.

Anyone with information that may assist his investigation is asked to contact Dumbarton Police Office through 101 quoting incident number 0928 of 19 July 2019.


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