Accident: The road was closed for several hours. Pic: © STV
Two people were airlifted to hospital on Monday night after a car left the road and went into a loch.
The accident happened on the A859, near a junction leading to Luskentyre on the Isle of Harris, at about 4pm.
Both casualties, thought to be in their 80s, were taken to Western Isles Hospital in Stornoway, on Lewis.
One had a suspected head injury, while the other was believed to have a spinal injury, an ambulance spokeswoman said.
A coastguard helicopter was scrambled to help emergency services. A spokesman for Stornoway Coastguard said there had been seven people in the vehicle when it entered the water.
It is understood that at least three passengers were children, all of whom were described as “walking wounded”.
The coastguard spokesman said the five other people involved were also being flown to Stornoway, but it was not clear if they were being admitted to hospital.
Highlands and Islands Fire and Rescue Service said everyone was out of the fresh water loch, in south Harris, when they arrived.
Northern Constabulary said the road was closed for more than two hours.
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Two people airlifted to hospital after car carrying seven crashes in loch