A96 traffic brought to a standstill by three-vehicle collision

Accident blocked A96 at same spot as three weeks earlier
Accident blocked A96 at same spot as three weeks earlier

TRAFFIC THROUGH ELGIN was brought to a near standstill for the second time in recent weeks when three cars were involved in an accident on the A96.

Police were notified at 11.30am of the accident involving a Renault Clio, Honda Civic and a Filshill Transport lorry at the approach to the roundabout near Elgin Town Hall.

The accident happened close to where a haulage vehicle transporting offshore drilling equipment broke down on July 20 – bringing traffic to a standstill for over two hours.

That incident caused a furore when Moray Council convener Allan Wright claimed that it was accidents of that nature that promoted the cause for a Western Link Road into the town.

Traffic was again brought to a halt when the road was partially blocked while recovery crews worked to clear the scene. A police spokesman confirmed that they first received a call a 11.30pm and the road was eventually cleared by 1pm. There were no injuries from the incident.

Police meanwhile were called again to a second accident on the A96 when a BMW and Renault collided on the bypass roundabout at Forres.

Again there were no injuries when police were called at 5.30pm and remained on the scene for almost an hour ensuring traffic continued to flow until the vehicles were cleared.

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