THREE children were among those taken to hospital after a car collided with a van near Kincardine this week.

The vehicles were travelling along the A985 between Longannet and Cairneyhill shortly before midday on Monday, July 8.

Two ambulances were dispatched to the scene to treat a total of five casualties.

The driver of the car was transporting the three children and neither they, nor the driver of the van, are thought to have been seriously injured.

However, all were taken to Forth Valley Royal Hospital in Larbert as a precaution.

Police were alerted to the crash at around 11.40am.

Officers closed the road, from Cairneyhill to the Culross roundabout, for an hour and a half to support fellow emergency services and to allow the vehicles to be recovered.

A police spokeswoman confirmed the road had reopened at 1.10pm.

A spokesperson for the Scottish Ambulance Service said: "We received a call at 11.36am to attend an incident on the A985 between Cairneyhill and Longannet.

"We dispatched a manager, a paramedic practitioner and two ambulances to the scene.

"We transported three child patients and two adults to Forth Valley Royal Hospital."