Calendar An icon of a desk calendar. Cancel An icon of a circle with a diagonal line across. Caret An icon of a block arrow pointing to the right. Email An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of the Facebook "f" mark. Google An icon of the Google "G" mark. Linked In An icon of the Linked In "in" mark. Logout An icon representing logout. Profile An icon that resembles human head and shoulders. Telephone An icon of a traditional telephone receiver. Tick An icon of a tick mark. Is Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes. Is Not Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes with a diagonal line through it. Pause Icon A two-lined pause icon for stopping interactions. Quote Mark A opening quote mark. Quote Mark A closing quote mark. Arrow An icon of an arrow. Folder An icon of a paper folder. Breaking An icon of an exclamation mark on a circular background. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Caret An icon of a caret arrow. Clock An icon of a clock face. Close An icon of the an X shape. Close Icon An icon used to represent where to interact to collapse or dismiss a component Comment An icon of a speech bubble. Comments An icon of a speech bubble, denoting user comments. Ellipsis An icon of 3 horizontal dots. Envelope An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of a facebook f logo. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Home An icon of a house. Instagram An icon of the Instagram logo. LinkedIn An icon of the LinkedIn logo. Magnifying Glass An icon of a magnifying glass. Search Icon A magnifying glass icon that is used to represent the function of searching. Menu An icon of 3 horizontal lines. Hamburger Menu Icon An icon used to represent a collapsed menu. Next An icon of an arrow pointing to the right. Notice An explanation mark centred inside a circle. Previous An icon of an arrow pointing to the left. Rating An icon of a star. Tag An icon of a tag. Twitter An icon of the Twitter logo. Video Camera An icon of a video camera shape. Speech Bubble Icon A icon displaying a speech bubble WhatsApp An icon of the WhatsApp logo. Information An icon of an information logo. Plus A mathematical 'plus' symbol. Duration An icon indicating Time. Success Tick An icon of a green tick. Success Tick Timeout An icon of a greyed out success tick. Loading Spinner An icon of a loading spinner.

Woman rushed to hospital after van and tractor crash in Angus

Post Thumbnail

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.”

Already a subscriber? Sign in