Tourist in critical condition after Forres road crash

Market Street junction
Market Street junction

A SPANISH HOLIDAYMAKER was in a critical condition at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary last night after a horrific road accident in Moray.

The woman was a passenger in a Vauxhall Corsa when it collided with a cattle truck on the A96 close to the Market Street junction.

It is understood that she suffered from serious head injuries while travelling in the back seat of the car, while two male companions travelling in the front suffered less serious injuries and were taken to Dr Gray’s in Elgin for treatment.

Police say that their car was crossing the dual carriageway from the A940 Forres to Grantown road shortly before 1pm when it collided with a cattle truck operated by Caithness firm Cormack’s Transport.

Paramedics and police first on the scene shortly after 1pm for the car badly damaged with a police spokesman saying: “The rear passenger is the person we have the most serious concern about.

“Two males who were in the front of the car sustained injuries but they are not life threatening.”

The road was closed for over eight hours as crash scene was cleared and investigators began their probe into the cause of the accident, during that time traffic was routed through the centre of Forres.

A spokesman for the truck’s owners said that there driver was heading north after collecting livestock at the Thainstone Market earlier in the day.

Police have issued an appeal for witnesses to the accident, asking anyone who might have information to contact them on the non-emergency 101 number.