A lorry driver was taken to hospital after his vehicle crashed into trees on a north-east road which has been the site of several fatal smashes.
The incident happened at around 6.50am yesterday morning on the A941 Elgin to Rothes road at Fogwatt.
The road was closed for some time and the lorry driver treated by medical staff at Dr Gray’s hospital in Elgin for minor injuries.
A number of crashes which have resulted in serious injuries and fatalities have happened on the road.
In May 2014 a drink-driver killed his friend in a horrific crash – just weeks after being fined for travelling at 93mph.
Murray Geddes was behind the wheel of his Audi S3 when he crashed near Fogwatt, killing his friend Graeme McKenzie.
Five years earlier a driver suffered life-threatening injuries after overtaking cars on blind corners.
Callum Rae, who was 20 at the time, suffered fractures to his left leg, severe injuries to his liver and cuts and bruising all over his body. He was sentenced to four months in a young offender’s institution,
In 2005, Niall Horne, and his 16-year-old friend Craig Wright died after Niall’s Vauxhall Corsa collided with a Fiat Punto on the road a mile before Elgin.
Councillor James Allan, who represents Heldon and Laich, said: “There have been quite a lot of accidents on that road. It is quite bad there.
“The last thing you want to see is young lives lost so you thank your lucky stars that no-one was seriously hurt this time.
“I would urge people to take care with what they are doing on the roads.”