A man has been left with “life-threatening injuries” following a horrific crash on a road on the outskirts of Aberdeen last night which left three people hospitalised.
Police, fire and ambulance teams were called to the scene of the two-vehicle collision on the South Deeside Road last night at approximately 10pm.
The road remains closed around the scene of the crash due to damage to the road, and police continue to carry out inquiries into the incident.
The crash, which was between a car carrying three men which caught fire and a lone woman driving a blue Ford Fiesta, took place between the entrance to Templar’s Park and the Old Mill Inn.
Following the crash ambulance teams took two men from the burning car to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, as well as the female occupant of the blue Ford.
The woman had been left trapped within the Ford, and had to be freed by fire teams from North Anderson Drive. One of the men was also treated for injuries by the ambulance team in attendance after he was removed from a vehicle while it was still on fire.
The driver of the burning car is understood to have suffered life-threatening injuries, including fractures to his right arm and both legs.
The crash also left one of the passengers unconscious, but they later recovered at the scene.
A police spokesman said: “We were called out to the crash just after 10pm.
“One driver is understood to have suffered life-threatening injuries as a result of the incident,” added the spokesman.
A Scottish Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Three casualties were taken from the scene to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, one female with pelvic and leg injuries, one male with injuries in the same areas, and a second male, although the extent of his injuries are currently unknown.”
The South Deeside Road remains closed between the Netherley Road and the Deeside Caravan Park.