Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses after a serious car crash closed one of Fife’s busiest roads at the weekend.
Two people were taken to hospital following the early morning collision on the A92 north of Ladybank on Saturday.
The route was sealed off between the New Inn and Melville Lodges roundabouts for much of the day following the smash, which occurred just before 5am.
A male and female were transported to Ninewells Hospital for treatment for broken bones after fire crews from Glenrothes were scrambled to the scene to cut one of the victims free from their vehicle.
Just two cars were involved – a white Volkswagen Up and silver Vauxhall Corsa – with police having launched an urgent appeal for witnesses as they investigate the circumstances surrounding the crash.
Urging any witnesses to come forward, Sergeant Alastair Purvis of Fife’s Road Policing Unit said: “I’m keen to hear from anyone who may have witnessed this collision or the manner of driving of either vehicle beforehand.”
Saturday’s incident is just the latest in a long list of collisions to have occurred on the A92 between the New Inn and Melville Lodges junctions.
To cope with the volume of traffic attempting to use the route, police implemented diversionary routes towards Cupar and Falkland until around 4pm – almost 11 hours after the crash.
However, the length of the closure has prompted anger from Patrick Laughlin, secretary of the Freuchie Community Council, which has called for safety improvements on the route for several years.
“I don’t know the specific circumstances of the accident but it is another notch on the list of accidents on this road,” he said.
“It did seem a bit heavy-handed for the whole road to be closed for 11 hours.
“The police and road authorities obviously have to investigate but it does seem a little disproportionate.”
Anybody with information on Saturday’s crash is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101.