A WOMAN was rushed to hospital after a two-vehicle crash in Alva last week.

Emergency services raced to Stirling Street in the early evening of Wednesday, October 23, when members of the public alerted them to a collision between a car and a van.

A large multi-agency response was mobilised, including police, fire service and the ambulance service which despatched its special operations unit to the scene.

Officials say a woman was taken to Larbert with minor injuries.

The cars involved were a red van and a silver Vauxhall Corsa, with images appearing to show a head-on collision between the two vehicles.

A woman, who was seen to be receiving treatment at the scene, was then taken to Forth Valley Royal Hospital as police attempted to uncover what happened.

A spokesperson for Police Scotland confirmed: "At about 4.50pm, officers attended Stirling Street, Alva following reports of a two-vehicle collision between a car and a van. A woman was taken to Forth Valley Royal Hospital with minor injuries."

In a statement, officials from the Scottish Ambulance Service added: “We received a call at 17.27 hours on Wednesday, October 23, to attend a road traffic collision on Stirling Street in Alva.

“One ambulance and our special operations response team were dispatched to the incident, and one female patient taken to Forth Valley Royal Hospital.”

The incident followed another serious incident in Alloa the day before, when two cars crashed outside the police station.

One woman was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

Anyone with any information on either collision, especially those with any dashcam footage, is asked to contact police on 101.