18 year old car driver flown to hospital with serious injuries.

The crumpled remains of the car on the track at Dunragit level crossing Credit: Solway Press Services

A 18 year old man has been seriously hurt after his 4x4 Mitsubishi Shogun car was hit by a train at a level crossing near Stranraer. The collision happened at the Little Genoch crossing in the village of Dunragit at 13.45 on Sunday afternoon (7th October).

The driver, a local man, was treated at Galloway Community Hospital but because of his serious injuries he was flown 90 miles by air ambulance to the Southern General Hospital in Glasgow where his condition is said to be very serious.

Three people, including the train driver were treated for minor injuries at Galloway Community Hospital in Stranraer. The other passengers were taken to a local leisure centre where they were seen by the Scottish Ambulance Service and police.

The Stanraer to Glasgow railway line remains closed whilst a joint investigation with the Railway Accident Investigation Branch continues.

The scene of the car and train crash at Dunragit village near Stranraer Credit: Solway Press Service

Police are appealing foranyone who may have witnessed this incident to get in touch with Dumfries and Galloway Constabulary 0845 600 5701.

Jenny Longden was at the scene and sent this full report for ITV Border

The remains of the Mitsubishi Shogun Credit: Bob Geddes