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Car flips on Lybster main street after dramatic crash


By David G Scott

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A Seat Ibiza car travelling at "excessive" speed down Lybster's Main Street flipped over after crashing into a parked van and two casualties were taken to hospital early on Saturday morning – one having to be airlifted to Inverness.

An eyewitness, who wished to remain anonymous, said he heard a vehicle "doing excessive speeds down the village" that proceeded to hit a signpost, then lost control and somersaulted on impact with a stationary van.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: "Police were called at 12.20am on Saturday, May 22, following the report of a two-vehicle road crash involving a white Seat Ibiza on Main Street, Lybster.

Emergency services attend the scene in the early hours of Saturday morning. Picture: Sharn Swan
Emergency services attend the scene in the early hours of Saturday morning. Picture: Sharn Swan

"Emergency services attended and a man and a woman were taken to hospital with injuries that were not believed to be life threatening. A 28-year-old-man has been charged in connection with the incident." The spokesperson said that "enquiries are ongoing" with regard to crash.

The Scottish Ambulance Service also sent a report on the incident saying: “We received a call to attend a road traffic collision in Lybster at 00:26hours on Saturday.

"Two ambulances were dispatched to the scene, along with Helimed 2 [air ambulance] from Inverness. One patient in their thirties was transported by road to Caithness General Hospital, and a patient in their twenties was transported by road to Raigmore Hospital in Inverness."




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