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Two in hospital after road crash on A96 near Huntly

Two men, one with life-threatening injuries, have been taken to hospital following a serious road accident near Huntly in Aberdeenshire.

The men, aged 24 and 38, were cut free following the collision between two vans on the A96 at about 06:20.

One man was airlifted to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary by air ambulance with head, abdominal and pelvic injuries.

Appealing for witnesses, Grampian Police said the road had been closed and diversions put in place.

Busy road

It re-opened in the afternoon.

The southbound red Fiat van was driven by the 24-year-old man, from the Moray area, and a northbound Citroen van was driven by the 38-year-old man, from Aberdeen.

Insp Ian Kirkwood said: "The A96 is reasonably busy at that time of the morning and I would ask that if anyone saw either of the vehicles travelling towards the scene or the actual collision itself to get in touch with us."

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