Car careers off road into field
Second crash minutes later
COMMUTERS were held up in rush-hour traffic after a string of crashes on North-east roads.
In the first incident, two smashes happened on the same stretch in a matter of minutes.
A car ended up in a field after coming off the A90 Stonehaven to Dundee road at a junction with the A92 a mile south of Stonehaven.
Minutes later another smash happened as a result of the first smash.
A police spokesman said: “A northbound vehicle crossed the southbound carriageway.
“Members of the public then crashed in a second collision on the southbound carriageway.”
In the second smash a green Citroen C4 and a BMW 5 series collided.
Grampian Fire and Rescue Service attended but were not required and no one was seriously injured.
Meanwhile, a 25-year-old woman was taken to hospital with hip injuries after a separate crash.
The woman’s Peugeot 206 collided with a lorry on the B993 Inverurie to Kemnay road around 6pm.
A Scottish Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “We took one female patient to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary with hip injuries.”
The road was closed for more than an hour.
And in another crash, less than 30 minutes later, a man was taken to hospital with head injuries.
A silver BMW was the only vehicle in the crash at 6.22pm on an unclassified road off the A90 at the Belhelvie to Potterton turn-off. Firefighters had to use cutting gear to free the man.
SMASH: A BMW was left damaged after a crash off the A90 on an unclassified road at the Belhelvie to Potterton turn-off.