A teenager is in a critical condition in hospital after she and her dog were hit by a car.

Police Scotland have since launched an appeal for information following the RTA on Beith Road, Johnstone.

The 16-year-old girl was struck at around 9.40pm on Sunday after police received a report a girl had been struck by a grey coloured Audi A3 on Beith Road, at its junction with Elm Drive, Johnstone.

Emergency services attended and the girl was initially taken to the Royal Alexandra Hospital. She has since been transferred to the Royal Hospital for Children, where medical staff describe her condition as critical.

The driver of the Audi, a 23-year-old male was arrested but has since been released, pending further enquiries. The man was uninjured.

The dog suffered serious injuries and has since passed away.

The road remained closed for several hours to allow collision investigators to examine the scene.

Sergeant Alan Cook said: “I am appealing to people and motorists who were in the area around the time of the incident to contact us.

“In particular, if you have a dash cam device, please check the footage as it could provide vital information for our investigation.

“Anyone with information is asked to call Road Policing officers via 101, quoting incident number 3399 of 28 November, 2021.”