Police appeal for witnesses to Livingston car crash which killed 45-year-old woman

Officers have urged anyone with information to come forward as 19-year-old remains in 'serious condition'.

Thursday, 9th January 2020, 2:11 pm
Updated Thursday, 9th January 2020, 2:14 pm

Police Scotland are appealing for witnesses following a fatal crash in Livingston.

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The crash happened at around 3.20pm yesterday on the A705 (Cousland Road) and involved three vehicles: a Ford Mondeo, Honda CRV and a Audi Q7.

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An air ambulance was stationed in Howden Park. Picture: TSPL

The driver of the Mondeo, a 45-year-old woman, was pronounced dead at the scene..

The 19-year-old female passenger of the Mondeo was taken to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary by ambulance where she remains in a serious condition.

The 41-year-old driver of the Audi sustained a serious arm injury and was taken to hospital before being released following treatment.

The occupants of the Honda, a 39-year-old man and a four-year-old girl, were not seriously injured but the child was taken to hospital as a precaution.

The road was closed for approximately seven and-a-half hours for collision investigation to be conducted at the scene.

Sergeant Fraser Wood from Police Scotland’s Road Policing Unit said: “This was a serious collision and our thoughts at this time are with the family and friends of the woman who sadly lost her life, along with all those involved.

“Our inquiries into the cause of the crash are continuing and I would ask anyone who saw what happened, and has not yet spoken to officers, to come forward. I would ask motorists using the A705 yesterday and who may have been recording via dash-cam devices to check their systems and provide any relevant footage to us as soon as possible.

“I’d like to thank those members of the public who stopped and assisted at the scene, along with our emergency service colleagues who attended the incident.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting incident number 2066 of Wednesday, January 8, 2020.