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Six in hospital after A90 crash in Aberdeenshire

A woman was said to be in a life-threatening condition following a car crash in Aberdeenshire.

The 66-year-old was a passenger in a Volkswagen Passat which hit a Peugeot 207 on the A90 at the Toll of Birness junction about 18:00 on Wednesday.

An 18-year-old female front seat passenger of the Peugeot was said to be in a critical condition in hospital.

The female driver of the car and two male rear seat passengers were seriously injured. All three are 18.

The 70-year-old male driver of the Passat was also taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary following the accident.

His injuries have been described as a serious but not life-threatening.

Police have appealed for witnesses to the accident and also for any dash-mounted camera footage of the cars and the incident.

The road was closed for around nine hours for accident investigators to examine the scene.

Sgt Peter Henderson said: "Our thoughts at this difficult time are with those involved and their families.

"An investigation into the collision is under way.

"In order to help establish what happened, I would urge anyone who may have seen either of the vehicles prior to the collision, or who saw the incident and has not yet come forward, to contact police on 101 as soon as possible."