Three injured on road community say needs speed restrictions

A96 at Brodie - campaigners write to Transport Scotland following accident
A96 at Brodie – campaigners write to Transport Scotland following accident

THREE PEOPLE WERE taken to hospital following a three-car crash on the A96 at Brodie on Tuesday afternoon.

Traffic was brought to a standstill shortly before 3pm when a blue Peugeot 207, a Nissan Pulsar and a grey Skoda Octavia collided close to Brodie Country Fair.

Police said those involved had suffered only minor injuries, with one person taken to Dr Gray’s in Elgin and two transported by ambulance to Raigmore Hospital in Inverness.

A police spokesman said: “There were some minor injuries sustained after three cars were involved in a collision near Brodie. The road was fully opened again by 4.15pm.”

Last night the chair of the Dyke and Landward Community Council, who have been campaigning for Transport Scotland to recognise the dangerous stretch of road and reduce the speed limit through their village, expressed her “great concern” that another accident had happened in their community.

Carol Shaw said: “Since the community council reformed in January we have spearheaded a campaign raising awareness of the dangers of the A96 through Brodie – and will continue to do so.

“The public meeting with Transport Scotland and Bear Scotland in April was well attended and residents made it clear to the representatives present that they wanted the speed limit through Brodie reduced to 40mph, as well as street lighting and a safe crossing point for pedestrians.

“Unfortunately, to date Transport Scotland has not felt the need to address these issues and I sincerely hope that this latest accident will have them examining the situation again.

“One fatality on the A96 at Brodie is one too many. I have already emailed Gordon Sinclair at Transport Scotland and asked that they look into this latest incident and consider our requests again.”