Evening Express (City Final) - - Front Page - BY ANA DA SILVA

A WOMAN was to­day fight­ing for her life af­ter a hor­rific two-ve­hi­cle crash on a ru­ral road. Two trapped mo­torists were cut free from the wreck­age of their ve­hi­cles last night on the A93 Aberdeen to Brae­mar road. Emer­gency ser­vices were called to the scene of the col­li­sion, about a half-a-mile west of the vil­lage of Kin­car­dine O’neil, shortly af­ter 5pm. The col­li­sion in­volved a blue Suzuki Swift car and a white Re­nault Kan­goo van. The 52-year-old woman driv­ing the Suzuki re­mains in a crit­i­cal con­di­tion. Two ap­pli­ances from the fire ser­vice were sent to free the man and woman from their ve­hi­cles. The drivers of both ve­hi­cles were taken by am­bu­lance to Aberdeen Royal In­fir­mary with se­ri­ous in­juries. Mo­torists were di­verted away from the area and the road was closed un­til mid­night be­tween the junc­tion with the B993 and Dess Wood road. Coun­cil­lor Peter Ar­gyle, who rep­re­sents the area, said the stretch of road could be par­tic­u­larly dan­ger­ous dur­ing colder spells. He said: “The A93 does pass through a num­ber of bends with over­hang­ing trees on each side of the road and the turns are fairly tight when leav­ing Kin­car­dine O’neil. My thoughts go out to those in­volved. “It is al­ways aw­ful to hear of an ac­ci­dent and I hope those in­jured make a full re­cov­ery.” Both cars were ex­ten­sively dam­aged in the col­li­sion, with the front end of one of the ve­hi­cles left com­pletely caved in. Po­lice Scot­land have now launched an in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the cause of the crash. Sergeant Peter Hen­der­son, from the road polic­ing depart­ment, said: “Our thoughts at this time are with those in­volved and their fam­i­lies. “An in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the col­li­sion is un­der way and we have al­ready spo­ken to a num­ber of wit­nesses. “In or­der to help es­tab­lish the cause of the col­li­sion I would urge any­one who saw ei­ther ve­hi­cle prior to the col­li­sion or the col­li­sion it­self and who has not al­ready come for­ward to get in touch. “Like­wise if any mo­torists be­lieve they may have dash­cam footage which could as­sist our inquiries I ap­peal to them to come for­ward. “Any­one with in­for­ma­tion can con­tact Po­lice on 101 or Crimestop­pers on 0800 555 111 in con­fi­dence, quot­ing in­ci­dent num­ber PS-20181105-2500.”

The Re­nault van and, in­set, the Suzuki Swift fol­low­ing the ac­ci­dent on the A93

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