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Emergency services / Man taken to hospital following Tingwall crash

Police reiterate advice to motorist to take extra care during the cold snap

Photo: Police Scotland

THE DRIVER and a passenger of a car hit by another vehicle were taken to hospital last night (Tuesday) and later released following a road traffic collision on the Tingwall Straight.

The road was closed for about an hour and half to allow emergency services to attend to the casualties and clear the road.

A 76-year-old man has now been charged with a careless driving offence.

Police, ambulance and the fire and rescue service were called out at 5.15pm on Tuesday after receiving reports of a two-vehicle collision on the A970, north of Tingwall.

The road reopened around 6.50pm. A report will be sent to the procurator fiscal.

Police meanwhile reiterated their advice to motorists to take extra care on the roads in the wintry conditions Shetland is currently experiencing.

The local force dealt with various road traffic collisions throughout the isles since Tuesday morning, including several cars off the road and an incident in Lerwick where a pedestrian was taken to hospital after being hit by a car near the power station.

Police also dealt with truck coming off the road on black ice at Veensgarth on Tuesday morning and a two-vehicle accident at Cunningsburgh when a car skidded off the road and collided with a parked vehicle. There were no injuries.

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