Two in hospital after horrific Speyside road crash

FIREFIGHTERS FROM KEITH and Elgin rushed to a horrific road accident near Craigellachie Bridge that left two people in hospital.

All three emergency services attended after a Volkswagen Polo and Peugeot 508 crashed at around 3.30pm on the A95 Keith to Aviemore road at the Craigellachie junction.

Firefighters used cutting equipment to free a Dufftown woman from one vehicle who was taken to Dr Gray’s Hospital in Elgin while a German tourist was also taken to hospital – neither are believed to have suffered from life-threatening injuries.

The Peugeot was heading towards Craigellachie at the time of the accident with a German couple and their two dogs, neither of which were injured. A police spokesman said: “There were four casualties but only appeared to be a couple of injuries – both were taken to Dr Gray’s by ambulance.

“One carriageway was blocked while the vehicles awaited recovery but traffic was still flowing – the other two people involved suffered only minor injuries.”

A spokesman for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service confirmed that appliances from Keith and Elgin had been called to the scene at 3.37pm: “Cutting gear was used to release one person from a vehicle – they were released and the scene made safe before the ‘stop’ message was received at 4.13pm.”