Pensioner rushed to hospital following Forfar crash

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The scene of the accident.

Emergency services have rushed to the scene of a crash near Forfar.

The crash occurred on the southbound A90 near Battledykes on Tuesday afternoon.

A Toyota Prius, a van belonging to energy firm N Power and a lorry are understood to have been involved.

The car and van were both extensively damaged,

The southbound carriageway was initially blocked by the accident but a single lane closure was quickly put in place to allow traffic past the scene, just north of the Quilkoe turn-off to Forfar.

Northbound dual carriageway traffic was unaffected.

Following the smash, ambulance crews rushed a man in his 80s to hospital in Dundee for treatment.

His injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

A Scottish Ambulance Service spokesperson confirmed: “We received a call at 1.15pm today to attend a road traffic collision on the A90, Forfar.

“One ambulance came across the incident and one ambulance was dispatched to the scene.

“One male patient in his eighties was taken to Ninewells Hospital.”

A police spokesperson confirmed the accident involves two vehicles.

A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said the service had initially been informed that passengers were trapped inside a car, but that report proved to be inaccurate.

The spokesperson added: “We received the call from police at 2.25pm.

“We still have one pump on scene.”