A driver taken to hospital yesterday after his 4×4 rolled down an embankment.
A Mitsubishi and Volkswagen van crashed head-on, before the 4×4 went off the road and down the 15ft drop.
Emergency services raced to the A941 Elgin-Rothes road, and scrambled down the slippy muddy slope to tend to the driver and passenger.
Cutting gear was used to free the duo from the 4×4, which came to rest on its side after smashing through a fence.
Medics were seen taking one person back up the embankment on a spinal board before taking them by ambulance to Dr Gray’s
Hospital in Elgin.
It is understood the male driver, who did not need medical attention, was the only person in the Volkswagen van, which had the front of it broken off in the collision.
Three fire engines and six police cars were sent to the scene at about 1pm. The severity of the collision initially resulted in an air ambulance being sent to the area before it was stood down.
Police closed the A941 between Rothes and Fogwatt and redirected traffic away from the scene until the two vehicles were recovered.
A spokeswoman said: “We were called to a two-vehicle RTC at 12.50pm. Fire crews and the ambulance service were also asked to attend.
“One man was taken to Dr Gray’s Hospital for some precautionary checks.”
A fire spokeswoman added: “We were called to a two-vehicle RTC. Equipment was used to release two people who were trapped in one of the vehicles. We used cutting gear, ladders and a spine board.”