Truck accident on A95 highlights frailties of ‘Whisky Road’

Truck and car collide on the A95 – the ‘Whisky Road’.

TRAFFIC WAS BROUGHT to a halt on a Moray road yesterday following a collision between a coal delivery truck and a car.

The A95 between Keith and Banff had one lane blocked after the accident from around 1.40pm until 5pm just short of the Cullen turn-off.

Fortunately nobody was hurt when the truck, belonging to Fergusson Coal, struck a Toyota Corolla, crushing the bonnet of the car.

A Police spokeswoman said: “We received reports of the accident at 1.40pm and officers attended – one lane was subsequently blocked until around 5pm. There were no injuries reported.”

The road has been subjected to close scrutiny recently including a visit from Transport Secretary Humza Yousaf to see for himself the dangers that await motorist on the narrow carriageway used by dozens of trucks each day going to and from local distilleries.

Mr Yousaf was alerted to the issue by Moray MSP Richard Lochhead, who said: “The Minister has given a commitment to discuss the need for road improvements on the A95 with Transport Scotland and to explore what can be done both in the short term as well as other long term improvements.

Mr Yousaf has visited the road.