THREE people were taken to hospital following a two-car crash on the A1, which saw the road closed for more than five hours.

Emergency services were called out on Sunday morning following an incident between the Bankton and Dolphinstone junctions, between Tranent and Prestonpans, on the busy road.

Police were among those in attendance and the westbound section of the road was closed until about 3.10pm.

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A spokesperson for Police Scotland gave an update on the incident earlier today (Monday).

They said: "Road policing officers are continuing enquiries following a serious crash on the A1 northbound near the slip road for Dolphinstone, near Tranent. 

“The incident happened around 9.55am on Sunday and involved a grey Hyundai IX35 and a grey Nissan Pathfinder.

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“Emergency services attended and the driver of the Nissan, a 43-year-old woman, and two passengers, a 62-year-old woman and a 35-year-old man, were taken to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh by ambulance.

“The driver of the Hyundai was not injured.

“Enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances of the incident.”