A van driver has died and seven people have been taken to Ninewells Hospital after a rush-hour crash closed the A90 between Dundee and Forfar.
Emergency services were called to the area close to the Petterden junction after a collision involving a van and bus at around 8.05am on Thursday March 12.
Video showing the aftermath of the incident is above this article
The driver of the van, a 32-year-old man, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Seven people from the bus were taken to Ninewells Hospital for treatment. Several of these have been described as seriously injured.
The A90 northbound carriageway currently has one lane open and the A982 between Petterden and Glamis remains closed and is expected to be for some time.
Inspector Greg Burns from Police Scotland’s Road Policing Unit said: “This was a serious collision and our thoughts at this time are with the friends and family of the man who has lost his life, along with all of those involved.
“Our enquiries into the cause of the crash are ongoing and I would ask anyone who saw what happened, and has not yet spoken to officers, to come forward.
“I would ask motorists using the A90 this morning and who may have been recording via dash-cam devices to check their systems and provide any relevant footage to us as soon as possible.”
A Scottish Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We received a call at 08.06 hours today to attend a road traffic collision on the A90 at Tealing.
“We dispatched seven ambulances, patient transport ambulance, paramedic response unit, our helimed air ambulance, the trauma teams and the specialist operations response team to the scene.
“We can confirm that we have taken a total of seven patients to Ninewells Hospital for further treatment.
“A number of patients were treated at the scene and travelled home with relatives or made their own way home.”
❗️UPDATE⌚️09:45#A90 northbound after Tealing RTC
Lane 1 of 2 is CLOSED – slow traffic back to Inveraldie
— Traffic Scotland (@trafficscotland) March 12, 2020
Stagecoach East Scotland confirmed one of its buses had been involved in the incident.
A statement from the company said: “Due to an accident on the A90 heading to Forfar all 20/21 services will divert via Wellbank to Kirkbuddo then turn left heading for Gateside and back to normal route, will update further when road is open.”