Driver treated for shock after accident

Accident: The Ford Galaxy ended up on its roof following the single vehicle crash on the A920 on Monday evening
Accident: The Ford Galaxy ended up on its roof following the single vehicle crash on the A920 on Monday evening

A thirty-nine year old woman was taken to hospital on Monday night, following an accident involving a single vehicle on the road between Pitmedden and Oldmeldrum.

The accident, which left the grey Ford Galaxy on its roof at the side of the Oldmeldrum-bound carriageway, took place on the A920, roughly one mile outside Pitmedden, at around half-past seven in the evening.

The accident occurred on a straight stretch of road, between a lay-by and a right-hand bend, which opens out on to a straight stretch of road leading to the Cairnbrogie crossroads. No other vehicles are believed to have been involved and although the road surface was wet following rain throughout the day, visibility remained good.

All three emergency services were asked to respond to the incident, with two fire appliances attending from Ellon.

A spokesperson for Grampian Fire and Rescue service confirmed that the service had been asked to attend at 7.34pm, and that the driver had been able to release herself from the vehicle, which allowed the crews in attendance to ensure that the vehicle was stabilised and made safe.

The Scottish Ambulance Service later confirmed that although the driver had not suffered any major injuries, she was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, suffering from shock.