An Aberdeen councillor has called for action at a traffic blackspot following the death of a 26-year-old man at a city flyover.
Police yesterday named the man who died following a crash on the A956 Charleston flyover on Tuesday evening as Liam Thornton, of Kincorth.
He had been travelling in a silver Vauxhall Corsa when it crashed with a blue Ford Focus at the spot, which connects to the A90 Aberdeen to Dundee road, at around 6pm.
He died in Aberdeen Royal Infirmary later in the evening.
A four-year-old boy and a woman – who were in the Corsa with Mr Thornton – were also taken to the hospital.
The woman was said to be in a serious condition, while the youngster was suffering from minor injuries.
And last night, Cove, Nigg and Kincorth ward councillor, Neil Cooney, called for action at the flyover to prevent further road “carnage”.
He said: “It is tragic for a family and your heart does go out for everyone concerned, but the carnage has got to stop, I will certainly be seeking some improvements to the junction there.
“The whole area is now constantly busy from 7am through until night.
“It’s a notorious flyover and there’s been lots of concerns in the area, we really ought to be doing something about it. It has come up at the community council at Nigg.”
The Labour councillor added: “There is a huge development all along Wellington Road as well, which is piling on the traffic. It’s something that really needs to be looked at.”
The crash triggered an emergency response, with two fire appliances from Altens and one from North Anderson Drive attending the scene.
The fire and rescue service’s incident commander on Tuesday evening, Graeme Goonan, said: “Two crews were mobilised. They worked closely with paramedics to provide emergency treatment to the three casualties, who were all taken to hospital by ambulance.
“Sadly, we later heard the man had died. The thoughts of all the emergency responders will be with those affected by this tragedy.”
The A956 south of Aberdeen was closed in both directions on Tuesday until 11pm as police investigated the incident.
Maureen Watt, MSP for Aberdeen South and North Kincardine, yesterday said: “This is terrible news and my heartfelt condolences go out to the families of those involved.
“At 6pm this section of the A956 is extremely busy.”