Winter arrived with a vengeance to Moray at the weekend with icy roads and the first sprinkling of snow heralding more serious times ahead.
As reported by insideMoray on Saturday, two people suffered minor injuries in an accident in freezing conditions on Friday evening on the A941 between Elgin and Fogwatt.
However, details have emerged that the crash in which they were injured was the second on the same stretch of road within just over an hour of each other.
The first crash happened at around 5.45pm and was followed by the second at around 7pm when a blue Honda and a Land Rover collided.
Explaining that a woman and an elderly man has been taken to Dr Gray’s Hospital after the second incident, neither suffering from serious injuries, police said that the north-bound lane of the road had already been partially blocked by the first.
A spokesman added: “At 7pm and while police were still there awaiting recovery of the first vehicles involved a further collision took place between two vehicles.
“Both of the occupants from each of the vehicles was taken to Dr Gray’s to receive treatment for minor injuries. The road remained closed for several hours while the collisions were investigated and the vehicles were removed.”
Local councillor Douglas Ross said that the incidents should be a warning to motorists: “It is a reminder for us all to take care while driving at this time of year and I hope those involved in these incidents make a speedy recovery.”
He added that while it was of concern that the second accident happened at a time where police were already on the scene it was the duty of every motorists to remain vigilant.