Published: 14/02/2013 16:00 - Updated: 14/02/2013 16:15

Police appeal for witnesses following A97 crash

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The crash took place half a mile north of the A97’s junction with the A96.

POLICE are appealing for witnesses following a crash between a white DAF rigid goods vehicle and a silver Peugeot 206 car on the A97 Huntly to Banff Road on Wednesday.

As a result, the driver of the car, a 19-year-old woman, was taken to Dr Gray’s hospital in Elgin with a serious head injury and she was later transported to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary by air, where her condition is described as serious but stable.

The driver of the lorry, a 38-year-old man, was uninjured.

The crash took place approximately half a mile north of the A97’s junction with the A96.

At the time of the crash at 4.25pm weather conditions were very poor with heavy and drifting snow affecting the road.

The route was closed for approximately eight hours while collision investigators carried out an examination of the scene.

Inspector Ewan Innes of Grampian Police’s road policing department said: "Our enquiries are progressing and at this stage it is too early to speculate as to the exact cause, although the weather and road conditions at the time of the collision are obviously a factor which will feature in our investigations.

"The road was busy at the time of the collision and I would ask anybody who may have witnessed it or who has any information to contact us so that we can speak to them."

Grampian Police can be contacted by calling 0845 600 5 700 or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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