Road closed after car collides with telegraph pole on North-east road

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A road is closed this morning after a car overturned on a North-east road.

Police, paramedics and fire crews were called to the A97, Huntly to Bridge of Marnoch road, just before 8.30am after a car collided with a telegraph pole.

The car then overturned, causing a woman to become trapped in the vehicle.

Officers from Police Scotland have closed the section of road in order to assist getting the woman out.

A spokeswoman for Police Scotland said: “We were called at 8.30am to a one vehicle collision four miles east outside Huntly, the car came off the road.

“The car was overturned so the driver couldn’t get out, so Scottish Fire and Rescue Service were called to assist.

“We have closed the A97 at that specific location to assist getting the driver getting out.

“She’s got a few pains but it’s not life-threatening.”

A spokesman for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said: “We are currently in attendance.

“One vehicle collided with a telegraph pole.

“We currently have hydraulic equipment in use, two appliances and nine firefighters are in attendance.

“One female driver was rescued by the fire service, and was left in the hands of the ambulance service.”

A spokesman for Scottish Ambulance Service said: “We received a call at 8.25am. One car has been involved, which hit a telegraph pole. There is a female casualty, who is in her 30’s.

“One ambulance is currently at scene.  The patient was trapped, but we have been informed that she is now free.”

Emergency services are still on scene.

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