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Emergency services / Car off the road at Voe

A MAN was taken to hospital on Monday following an accident on the main road at Voe when a car collided with a crash barrier and went down the embankment near the junction with the A968.

Photos show the barrier passing all the way through the car having smashed into the front of the vehicle.

A spokesperson for Scottish Fire and Rescue said appliances from Brae and Scalloway were called out at 8.50am to assist making the vehicle safe and managing traffic.

Traffic lights were put in place to manage traffic at the scene of the accident.

A police spokesperson said: “The driver was taken to Gilbert Bain Hospital for treatment and enquiries are ongoing into the cause of the crash.”

Meanwhile Police Scotland also reminded drivers to be careful on the roads following heavy rain and excess surface water on Monday.

“Remember to drive to the conditions of the road; slow down and use dipped headlamp beam to increase your visibility,” a spokesperson said.