AN 18-year-old woman is in a serious condition in hospital after a road collision near Auchtertool.

Police are appealing for witnesses following the incident, which took place at around 10.20pm last night (Wednesday) on the B9157 near Meadowfield.

A Seat Leon, travelling west, was involved in a collision with a Ford Transit van heading in the opposite direction.

The female, who was a front seat passenger in the Seat, sustained significant injuries to her neck and abdomen and was taken to Kirkcaldy's Victoria Hospital.

The 21-year-old male driver of the Seat was also taken to hospital, along with a 15-year-old girl and 17-year-old man, who were rear seat passengers within the same vehicle.

The driver of the Transit was uninjured.

Road Policing Officers responded to the scene and closed the road for six hours.

Inquiries into the circumstances surrounding this collision are continuing and anyone with information is asked to come forward.

Inspector Andy Mather, from Fife's Road Policing Unit, said: "All of the occupants within the Seat Leon have sustained various serious injuries and our investigation continues to establish how this collision has occurred.

"If you were on the B9157 near Meadowfield at the time and witnessed what happened then please contact police immediately.

"Likewise, if you have any other information relevant to this inquiry then please also get in touch."

Those with information can contact the Road Policing Unit in Fife via 101 and quote incident number 4044 of the 3rd October.