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Woman rushed to hospital after van and tractor crash in Angus

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A woman was left trapped in a van following a crash on an Angus road.

The vehicle is said to have gone into the back of a tractor pulling a trailer on the A935 at Balbirnie Mill, near Brechin, at about 10.10am on Tuesday morning.

A woman is believed to have suffered leg injuries which “may be serious” following the collision. She has been taken to Ninewells Hospital.

Firefighters used hydraulic rescue equipment to release the woman after she became trapped in the van.

It is not clear if she was driving the vehicle.

An air ambulance was called to the scene, however the woman was taken to Ninewells by road due to poor weather conditions affecting the aircraft.

The Scottish Ambulance Service said a trauma doctor who was called to the scene travelled with the patient to hospital in the ambulance.

Three fire appliances were called to the scene – two from Montrose and one from Brechin.

A fire and rescue service spokesman said: “The call came in at 10.07am and the stop message came in at 11.37am. We had three pumps in attendance.

“It was a road traffic collision involving a Transit van and a tractor and trailer. One casualty was physically trapped inside the van. Hydraulic rescue equipment and some small gear were in use

“The casualty was then handed over to the Scottish Ambulance Service.”

A police spokesman said: “It appears to be a vehicle that has gone into the back of a tractor. There is a lady who has been removed and taken to Ninewells with what may be serious leg injuries. They certainly don’t appear to be life-threatening.”

A Scottish Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “We received a call at 10.08am today to attend a road traffic collision on the A935 between Brechin and Montrose.

“We dispatched one ambulance, our special operations response team, a manager, a trauma team and our Helimed air ambulance to the scene.

“One female patient was transported by road to Ninewells Hospital.”

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