Community council to discuss road accidents at Moray village

A941 near Fogwatt – call for action.

A community councillor is calling for more to be done to reduce road accidents near a dangerous bend on one of the main routes out of Moray.

Two people were left with serious injuries after a head-on collision on the A941 at Fogwatt on Wednesday evening. Police have said their injuries were not life threatening.

While the speed limit through the village was reduced from 60mph to 50mph over ten years ago, local concerns have remained over a dangerous bend in the road at the spot where the latest accident happened.

That has prompted Fogwatt community councillor Willie Duncan to bring the matter up at the representative groups next meeting.

“As I understand it the crash was head on and near a notorious bend which needs to be looked at,” Mr Duncan said, adding: “I intend raising this issue at the next community council meeting at the end of this month and will use this accident as an example.

“It is a built-up area and the main artery for traffic coming from Aviemore – there have been points raised about this area and the speed limit was reduced to 50mph.

“There have been a few accidents in the past and I want something done with the road and have spoken to councillors to address it.”

Local councillor Douglas Ross said that speed was a factor and urged people to exercise greater caution: “It is a reminder to all of us who live in semi-rural areas that we think of our speed to minimise this type of accident.

“I’m clearly thinking about the people involved in this accident and hope that they make a speedy recovery.”

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