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Four 'serious' after head-on crash in Huntly

Four people have been taken to hospital with serious injuries following a head-on crash in Huntly, Aberdeenshire.

Police said the accident happened on the A97 Huntly to Aberchirder road, near Affleck Farm, at about 06:35 on Saturday.

A 29-year old male car driver was airlifted to Raigmore Hospital in a "serious but stable" condition.

The 44-year-old driver of a van and his two male passengers, aged 16 and 38, also received serious injuries.

They were taken to hospital in Aberdeen.

Grampian Police have appealed for witnesses to the crash which involved a white Ford Focus car and a blue Ford Transit van.

Officers closed the road for several hours while investigations were carried out.

Sgt Rob Warnock said: "Our inquiries are at an early stage and we are keeping an open mind.

"I appeal for anyone who may have witnessed the collision to come forward irrespective of how insignificant they may think their information is."

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