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Lorry smashes through fence at Army barracks after crash on Moray road

© JASPERIMAGEThe lorry crashed through a fence at Kinloss Army Barracks
The lorry crashed through a fence at Kinloss Army Barracks

A lorry smashed through the fence of a military base after a crash on a Moray road.

A heavy goods vehicle and car came into collision at about 4.20pm on the B9089 Kinloss to Burghead road outside of the Kinloss Army Barracks.

The 52-year-old driver of the car was trapped in the wreckage of his vehicle for a spell in the aftermath, before being cut free by fire crews and taken to Dr Gray’s Hospital in Elgin for treatment.

Police later said he was taken there only as a precautionary measure.

The car was destroyed in the crash, which left debris scattered across the route.

Following the collision, the lorry veered from the carriageway and ploughed through a chain-link fence at the barracks.

The huge vehicle also careered through a hedge and came to rest on a lawn outside a residential part of the Army compound.

A spokeswoman for the fire service said crews had to take the car apart to ensure the casualty could be safely removed.

She said: “We were called out to a collision involving a heavy goods vehicle and a car.

“We used hydraulic cutting gear to cut the roof off a car, and free one male casualty, who was left in the care of the ambulance service.”

A police spokesman added: “At around 4.20pm we received reports of a two-vehicle crash involving a truck and a car on Main Road, Kinloss just outside the Kinloss Army Barracks.

“A 52-year-old man was taken to Dr Gray’s Hospital as a precautionary measure.

“Inquiries into the circumstances are ongoing.”

The road was closed for hours afterwards.

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Man taken to hospital after car and lorry crash on Moray road

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A man has been taken to hospital after a crash between a car and lorry on a Moray road.

Emergency services were called to the B9089 in Kinloss this afternoon near the army barracks at about 4.20pm.

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Lorry smashes through fence at Army barracks after crash on Moray road

A car and a lorry were involved in a crash, with the driver of the car being cut free by fire crews.

He was conveyed to Dr Gray’s Hospital in Elgin as a precautionary measure.

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “Around 4.20pm, on Monday, 31 August, we received reports of a two vehicle crash involving a truck and a car on Main Road, Kinloss just outside the Kinloss Barracks.

“A 52-year-old man was taken to Dr Gray’s Hospital as a precautionary measure.

“The road is currently closed and diversions are in place.

“Inquiries into the circumstances are ongoing.”

A Scottish Fire and Rescue spokeswoman said: “We were called out to a RTC involving a heavy goods vehicle and a car.

“We used hydraulic cutting gear to cut the roof of a car and free one male casualty, who was left in the care of the ambulance service.

“A stop message came in at 4.47pm, and we have now left the scene.”

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