A YOUNG girl and man remain in a serious condition after a quad bike crash.

Police Scotland have appealed for witnesses following the serious crash which happened on Saturday at around 5.30pm.

The force said a quad bike collided with a lamppost on a public footpath near to Springfield Gardens, Irvine.

We reported yesterday that emergency services attended and a 27-year-old man was airlifted to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.

An eight year-old girl was also taken by ambulance to Crosshouse Hospital. She was later transferred to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital. They both remain in a serious condition.

Police Constable Johnathan Baxter, Divisional Road Policing Unit, said: “This incident has left two people with very serious injuries and we are working to establish exactly what happened in the lead up to the quad bike colliding with the lamppost.

“We are appealing for anyone who was in the area that night who may have seen the quad bike prior to the incident to come forward and contact us.

“You may have seen something that did not seem significant at the time, but could really help us now. Think back, where were you on Saturday night?”

Anyone with information should contact Irvine’s Road Policing Unit via 101, quoting incident number 3136 of Saturday 15 September 2018.