AN elderly man has died following a crash between two cars on a busy road in Greenock.

Road policing officers have launched an investigation after the 79-year-old man, who was a passenger in one of the vehicles, passed away.

The accident happened on Saturday October 31 on Inverkip Road, at around 11.20am.

It involved a red Hyundai and a grey Ford Focus.

Sergeant Roy McCarney from the Road Policing Unit said: "A 79-year-old man who was the passenger of the red Hyundai attended hospital the following day but sadly passed away on Thursday November 5.

“The drivers of both vehicles were not injured.

“We are supporting this man’s family during this difficult time and continuing with enquiries to establish the full circumstances of the collision.

"I would urge anyone with information who has not yet spoken to a police officer to come forward as soon as possible.

"Anyone with information can contact police on 101, quoting reference 1365 of 31 October, 2020.”