A pensioner who was fighting for his life after a horror crash in the Western Isles has died in hospital. 

Police have confirmed that local man Alasdair Macdonald, 78, passed away after a silver Suzuki Grand Vitara car was involved in a smash on the A857 Stornoway to Barvas road on the Isle of Lewis on Wednesday, July 28.

Emergency crews were called to the scene at Newmarket, which sits two miles from Stornoway, at around 10.20pm. 

We told how the driver, a 52-year-old woman and a passenger, a 78-year-old man, were rushed to Western Isles Hospital for treatment. 

The driver was released after receiving treatment but the OAP was in a critical condition.

Mr Macdonald was transferred to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow, but officers have confirmed he has now died.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “We can confirm that a passenger involved in a one car crash on the A857 Stornoway to Barvas road on the Isle of Lewis at Newmarket on Wednesday, 28 July, has died.

“He was Alasdair Macdonald, 78, a local man. His family have asked for privacy at this time.”

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