Five in hospital after crash

Five people were taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary on Friday night following a two-vehicle collision on Peterhead’s South Road.

Four ambulances, fire crews and police attended the crash which happened at around 9pm on Friday evening.

Firefighters had to cut one person free from a silver Vauxhall Zafira which appeared to have collided head-on with a white Honda CRV.

Speaking to the Buchanie, a spokesperson for Police Scotland said the condition of those involved was serious but not life-threatening.

It is believed that they had suffered injuries to the chest, stomach and ribs.

South Road was closed from the time of the incident between the Invernettie Roundabout and the junction with Meethill Road until around 3.15pm on Saturday, March 14 while investigations took place into the cause of the crash.

The two cars crashed next to the ‘Welcome to Peterhead’ sign, close to the point where the speed limit changes from 60mph to 40mph.

The Buchanie understands that, at the time of going to print, the five people injured in the crash are still in hospital but the seriousness of their injuries are currently unknown.