Tayside and Central Scotland

Man suffers life-threatening injury in Gilmerton crash

A man was seriously injured in a crash between a car and a truck on the A85 road in Perthshire.

The road was closed in both directions between Gilmerton and Crieff following the collision between a Honda Civic and a Isuzu truck at about 09:20.

The 25-year-old driver of the car suffered a life-threatening head injury and is being treated at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee.

Fire crews, a trauma team and an air ambulance were all called to the scene.

Local diversions were put in place for more than five hours following the crash, about a mile west of Gilmerton.

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