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Three dead in multi-vehicle crash on A90 near Drumlithie

Three dead in multi-vehicle crash on A90 near Drumlithie

  • 12 March 2019
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Image caption Five fire engines have been sent to the scene of the crash in Aberdeenshire

Three people have died in a road accident involving a coach and two cars in Aberdeenshire.

Police said four people were also injured in the collision on the A90 Aberdeen-Dundee road at Glenbervie at about 16:30.

Their injuries are serious but not life-threatening and they are being treated at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.

None of the passengers on the coach involved in the accident were hurt but the driver sustained minor injuries.

Ch Insp Stewart Mackie, of Police Scotland, said: "This has been a challenging incident for the emergency services to deal with and my thoughts are with the families of all those affected by this."

Image caption The driver of the bus was slightly hurt but no passengers were injured

He appealed for anyone who witnessed the collision to get in touch with the police.

The accident involved a red Renault Megane and a silver Ford B Max.

Stagecoach confirmed that one of their Citylink Gold coaches was also involved.

'Complex inquiry'

Ch Insp Stewart Mackie added: "The road is anticipated to remain closed for some time to allow collision investigation to take place," he added.

"This is likely to be a complex enquiry that will take some time and I am grateful to the public for their patience while this is carried out. Further details will follow once they are available."

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said the road was currently closed in both directions and members of the public have been advised to avoid the area.

Image caption The A90 has been closed in both directions at Drumlithie