A SECTION of the A78 has reopened north of Largs after a car left the carriageway and landed on the beach.

Emergency services, including police, firefighters, and coastguard were called to a report of a collision on the trunk road north of Wemyss Bay at 9.30pm on Tuesday, January 2.

The road was closed from the north of Wemyss Bay to the Inverkip toilets area on the A78 while emergency crews attended the scene.

The Largs lifeboat crew assisted Police Scotland at the scene of a road traffic collision, south of Inverkip.

A car had left the carriageway and landed on the beach, trapping the driver.

Largs Lifeboat were asked to perform a close inshore search of the area, as it was not known at the time if any other people had been in the car.

After no further people were found, the crew were then advised that it was only the driver in the vehicle.

A Scottish Fire and Rescue spokesperson said: "We can confirm we attended an RTC [road traffic collision] on the A78 after we were called out at 9.30pm."

The A78 partially re-opened with one lane shortly after midnight and fully re-opened after 7am this morning.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: "Around 9.20pm on Tuesday, 2 January, 2024, police were called to a report of a road crash involving one car on Main Road between Inverkip and Wemyss Bay. Officers attended and the road was closed.

"The male driver was taken by Ambulance to Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.

"The road was reopened and enquiries continue."