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Emergency services / Three taken to hospital following Black Gaet crash

EMERGENCY services were called out this morning at around 9.50am following a two-vehicle collision at the Black Gaet junction near Gulberwick.

Police confirmed a short while ago that three people were taken to hospital for treatment, but it is not known how serious their injuries are.

Two fire and rescue appliances from Lerwick and Scalloway also attended.

Crews were required to make safe the two vehicles, a Landrover and a Mini, involved in the crash. The road is open.

At the end of last year, a temporary speed limit of 50 mph was introduced near the Black Gaet junction to encourage active travel but also in an attempt to reduce the number road traffic collisions at what is widely regarded as one of Shetland’s worst accident blackspots.

Tackling safety concerns at the busy junction features prominently in the campaign literature of those standing for the Shetland South and Lerwick south wards at the forthcoming council election.