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Woman airlifted after 'serious' A96 Huntly to Glens of Foudland accident

A woman is in a serious condition in hospital after a crash on an Aberdeenshire road on Tuesday.

The 65-year-old was airlifted to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary after her BMW hit an Audi coming in the opposite direction on the A96, near Bains Hole.

The male driver of the Audi, who is 58, was treated in hospital for a broken collar bone and other minor injuries following the incident, at 12:10.

The crash happened on the Huntly to Glens of Foudland section of the A96.

The woman was taken to hospital by an RAF Search and Rescue helicopter from Lossiemouth, and the extent of her injuries was not known.

There were no other people in either vehicle.

Police Scotland Insp Ewan Innes, said: "Our enquiries are at an early stage, and, at this time, it is too early to speculate as to the exact cause of the collision.

"I am aware that there were several vehicles travelling on this section of the road at the time, and I would ask anyone who may have witnessed the collision, or who has any information relating to this collision that has not yet come forward, to please do so in order that we can speak to them."

The road was closed for about six hours while crash investigators examined the scene.

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