Two in hospital after car hits tree
Two people were in hospital last night after a vehicle went off a northeast road and smashed into a tree.
Emergency services were called to the A90 Aberdeen to Dundee road at Stracathro at 1.20pm following reports of a collision.
And they arrived to find out that a grey MG ZR had gone off the road and struck a tree.
The fire service used cutting gear to take a man and a woman out of the vehicle and they were transported to Ninewells Hospital in Dundee.
Police did not reveal the condition of the two people.
Emergency workers were crowded around the scene as the mangled wreckage of the car was lifted out of the ditch by a crane yesterday evening, so it could be taken away by a recovery vehicle.
The road was closed for more than five hours in the northbound direction at the Edzell junction, while police carried out investigations into the incident.
The collision caused major damage to the vehicle and the roof had to be removed.
A police spokesman said: “We were called at 1.20pm to a one-vehicle crash. Two people were taken to Ninewells Hospital. The road was closed in a northbound direction while we carried out investigations.
“The road was eventually reopened at 6.30pm.”
A fire service spokeswoman said: “We received a call to an RTC, which involved one vehicle.
“Two persons were trapped and removed by the fire service.”
The fire crew left the scene at 3.30pm.
“Two persons were trapped and removed by the fire service”