One injured in Lerwick crash

The road is closed between the roundabout at the bottom of Staney Hill and Leask Motor Garage. Photo: Shetland News

POLICE in Shetland are looking for witnesses to come forward after a 59-year old man was injured in a road traffic accident between a car and a pedestrian near the Gremista junction at the north end of Lerwick.

Emergency services were called to the scene of the accident on the A970 Gremista Road at about half past eleven on Tuesday morning.

A police spokesman said: “We urge any persons who observed the incident to contact Police on 101 or attend at Lerwick police station.”

The road between the roundabout at the bottom of Staney Hill and Leask Garage has now re-opened and traffic is managed by temporary traffic lights while police are carrying our their investigation.

Traffic in and out of town is being diverted along the Old North Road and on to Staney Hill.

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