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​Dog-walker badly injured after being struck by car

There were 296 police responses to “looked-after children” disappearing from their residential accommodation between April 2017 and January this year
There were 296 police responses to “looked-after children” disappearing from their residential accommodation between April 2017 and January this year

A 36-year-old woman was flown to hospital in Glasgow last night after being hit by a car while out walking her dog in South Uist.

The incident happened at 7.32pm on Tuesday at the Ardmore junction near the village of Eochdar.

According to a police spokesman, the woman sustained several injuries, but they are “not life-threatening”.

Police said only one vehicle was involved.

The car involved careered off the road and rolled several times. Its occupants only sustained minor injuries.

A Police Scotland spokesman confirmed the incident took place, but could not say at this stage whether any charges will be forthcoming. However, it is expected that a report will be sent to the procurator fiscal.

The ambulance was contacted at the same time as police and the injured woman – said to be a local – taken to the Uist and Barra Hospital in Benbecula before later that night being flown to Glasgow.

She underwent surgery yesterday.

A spokesman for the Scottish Ambulance Service said: “We received a call at 1933 hours on Tuesday 15th August to attend a road traffic collision in Eochar, South Uist. We dispatched one ambulance which arrived on scene within two minutes.

“One female patient in her 30s was taken to Uist and Barra Hospital. The patient was transferred by air ambulance to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow.”

Her condition was not known last night.

The road was blocked for three hours.

In May, a minibus carrying a group of students was badly damaged after a crash in the Western Isles.

The vehicle was said to be “undriveable” following the collision involving a truck in Carnish, North Uist.

The students from Edge Hill University, in Ormskirk, West Lancashire, were on a geo-science trip in the Hebrides.

A university spokesperson said that the truck was trying to overtake when the incident occurred.

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