Two in hospital as accidents cause chaos for Moray commuters

Two teams from Elgin freed RAF airman from his wrecked vehicle.
Two teams from Elgin freed RAF airman from his wrecked vehicle.

TWO ACCIDENTS CAUSED chaos on Moray roads and left two people in hospital yesterday – the most serious an airman from RAF Lossiemouth.

The first crash happened on the A941 between Lossiemouth and Elgin at around 1.35pm, when a silver Vauxhall Signum collided with a red Nissan Juke close to the junction leading to Spynie Palace.

Two Fire and Rescue appliances from Elgin rushed to the scene along with police and ambulance service crews. A spokesman at RAF Lossiemouth confirmed it was one of their airmen who was freed from the Vauxhall after an hour by firefighters, while the woman driver of the Nissan was also taken to hospital.

Both were taken to Dr Gray’s in Elgin but the airman was later transferred to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary where his condition was last night described as “critical but not life threatening”.

The road remained closed until late into Wednesday evening as investigations into the cause of the accident took place.

Meanwhile a second accident on the A96 to the east of Lhanbryde caused major tailbacks for several hours. A blue Volkswagon Polo collided with a lorry.

Nobody was injured in the accident which happened at around 2.45pm, with the road finally cleared after two hours during which time the lorry had to have a new front tyre fitted.