Two taken to hospital following serious accident near Sandwick

A MAN and a woman were taken to the Gilbert Bain Hospital on Wednesday afternoon following a two vehicle collision on the A970 at the Cunningsburgh Cliffs, near the turn off to Sandwick.

The woman was freed from the wreckage of her car by fire fighters from Lerwick and Sandwick using hydraulic cutting equipment.

However, she and the driver of the other car are not believed to have sustained serious injuries.

Emergency services were called to the crash involving a black Vauxhall Zafira and blue Nissan Juke at 4.13pm.

The road was blocked for more than three hours and only reopened at around 7.30pm after both vehicles were recovered.


7 November 2018 19:17

Emergency services were attending a two vehicle road traffic collision on the A970 at the Cunningsburgh Cliffs, near the turn off to Sandwick, on Wednesday afternoon.

A woman was taken to hospital in Lerwick after being freed from the wreckage of a car using hydraulic cutting equipment.

The accident happened at around 4.15pm. There are still disruptions to traffic.

Loganair has offered passengers who are unable to get to their flights this evening to rebook free of charge.