Woman treated by paramedics after two-car collision in North-east

A woman has been taken to hospital after a two-car collision on a North-east road.

Police, firefighters and paramedics were called to the A947 near Oldmeldrum at 11.40am today after receiving reports of a collision between a silver Mercedes E200 car and a red Land Rover.

The woman, who was driving the Land Rover, has been taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary. Her injuries are not believed to be serious.

Firefighters based in Ellon and Inverurie were called to the scene and used hydraulic cutting equipment to free the woman from her car.

Nobody else was injured in the crash.

The road was blocked, and reopened at 1.30pm.

A Scottish Ambulance Service said: “We received a call at 11.44am to attend a road traffic collision near the junction of the A920 and the A947, near Oldmeldrum.

“We dispatched one ambulance to the scene and a patient was transported to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.”

A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: “Two appliances, one from Ellon and one from Inverurie, were called to the A947 at 11.42am.

“Fire officers used hydraulic cutting equipment to free one female casualty from a vehicle.”

A Police Scotland spokesman said a man has been charged following the collision.

She added: “A 65-year-old male was charged in relation to careless driving and issued a fixed-penalty notice.”

Pc Paul Carnie said: “With the weather turning colder we are urging motorists to slow down and and drive to the conditions.

“The speed limit is not a target and remember if the road is wet or icy it will take you longer to stop.

“Ensure that your vehicle is maintained and prepared for the conditions and keep an eye on the weather forecast.”