Police are appealing for witnesses after the drivers of two lorries suffered “severe injuries” in a head on collision on a Fife road on Saturday.
The incident happened around 7.50am on Saturday, January 30, on the A91 between Auchtermuchty and the B937 at Birnie Loch and involved a Warburtons bread delivery van and a grit vehicle.
Police and emergency services rushed to the scene after eyewitnesses raised the alarm and the immediate stretch of road closed off and diversions for motorists put in place.
It’s thought the two vehicles collided in what were understood to be treacherous conditions at the time.
The two vehicles were extensively damaged in the impact with the divers cabs on both lorries taking the full force of the collison.
Both drivers and sole occupants of each vehicle, men aged 49 and 34-years-old, were rushed by ambulance to Ninewells Hospital in Dundee where one of the drivers remains in a serious condition.
A spokesperson for Warburtons Ltd, said: “We can confirm that one of our vehicles was involved in an accident on Saturday.
“Our driver has returned home from hospital to recover and we are making sure he has the support he needs.
“Our thoughts are with the driver from the other vehicle and his family.
“We are working with the Police as they investigate the incident.”
Sergeant Colin Morrison, of Police Scotland’s Road Policing Unit has made an appeal for anyone in the area at the time who witnessed the incident or had dash cam footage to come forward.
He said: “This was a serious crash which has resulted in two men being taken to hospital with severe injuries.
“Our enquiries into the cause of the collision are continuing and I would urge anyone who saw what happened, and has not yet spoken to officers, to come forward.
“I would also ask motorists who were using the A91 on Saturday morning and may have been recording via dash-cam devices to check their systems and provide any relevant footage to us as soon as possible.”
The road remained closed throughout the day as crash investigators continued to carry out tests in a bid to determine the cause of the incident.
Police eventually reopened the stretch of A91 to the public at 6pm on Saturday evening.