Tayside and Central Scotland

Man in hospital after lorry crash on A90 at Brechin

A lorry driver has been taken to hospital after his vehicle overturned, crossed a central reservation and collided with a van on the A90.

Tayside police said the accident happened at 08:10 near the Brechin turn-off, known locally as St Ann's corner.

The lorry was travelling south when it overturned and collided with a northbound Renault van.

The lorry driver had to be cut free from his cab by firefighters.

He was taken by ambulance to Ninewells hospital in Dundee but his injuries were not thought to be serious.

Radim Kismy, the driver of the van - which ended up in a ditch - was not hurt.

Police closed the northbound carriageway and one lane of the southbound carriageway after the accident, causing long tailbacks.

Mr Kismy, 30, from Dundee, said he had to climb from the window of his vehicle to escape.

He said: "I can't remember anything - it happened so fast. I was checked over by the ambulance but I'm okay.

"The van went into the ditch. Instinct to get away from it took over, so I got out through the window."

Insp Grant Edward, of Tayside Police, said: "The rear end of the lorry collided with the top of the van.

"The lorry driver sustained minor injuries to his upper body and was treated by an ambulance crew.

"Because the lorry had gone onto its side on the driver's side, it was difficult to get him out, so Tayside Fire and Rescue assisted in removing him."

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