Police responded to three separate crashes within hours on the same stretch of the A92 in Fife near Lochgelly on Monday evening.
The first incident happened just after 5.30pm on Monday close to the Lochgelly junction, with officers called to the scene after reports a vehicle had left the road.
Minutes later there was a second incident involving two vehicles nearby. Around 7:40pm, while officers were still on scene, there was a third crash involving another two vehicles.
Eyewitnesses reported seeing five police vehicles, two ambulances and two fire appliances at the scene, as well as debris on the road.
No serious injuries after Fife road crashes
Long tailbacks also formed as emergency crews continue to work at the crash scenes, with the road in Fife able to reopen in full shortly after 10pm.
No serious injuries were reported as a result of the incidents, and police said three motorists had been reported to the Procurator Fiscal as a result.
A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Around 5.25pm on Monday, 6 December, officers were called to the A92 near the Lochgelly interchange, following a report of a vehicle leaving the road.
“A short time later, there was a second crash nearby involving two vehicles.
“Around 7.40pm, whilst officers were still at the scene, there was a third crash involving another two vehicles.
“There were no serious injuries reported for any of the crashes and the road was fully reopened by 10.10pm.
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“Three motorists will be reported to the Procurator Fiscal in connection with road traffic offences and further inquiries remain ongoing.”
A spokesperson for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said: “We received a request from the police at 5.42pm on Monday to assist following a two-car road traffic collision on the A92.
“Two appliances from Lochgelly station were despatched to the northbound carriageway close to the A92 Lochgelly slip road.
“Fire crews found no persons trapped in the vehicles and have since left the scene.”