Car ca­reers off road into field

Sec­ond crash min­utes later

Evening Express (Extra Edition) - - FRONT PAGE - By Char­lotte Jor­dan

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.

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