Councillors claim action is needed to improve a danger spot on the north-east’s busiest road following a spate of crashes in the past week.
A woman was cut free and taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, along with two others, following a three-vehicle collision on the A90 Aberdeen to Peterhead road at Toll of Birness on Sunday evening.
The incident involving a white Honda CR-V, red Volkswagen Polo and white Citroen van took place just before 9.30pm, forcing the road to close. The three people were taken to hospital as a precaution.
It came less than a week after a two-car crash at the Toll of Birness left a teenage girl and a 66-year-old woman fighting for their lives. Four others suffered serious injuries.
Last night Ellon and District councillor, Gillian Owen – who is leading the Why Stop At Ellon? campaign to dual the A90 all the way to Fraserburgh – said action is needed at the spot.
The Toll of Birness has been the site of a number of collision throughout the years, and is home to a junction onto the A952 road to New Leeds.
Mrs Owen called for street lights to be brought in along the roadside in the area in order to improve visibility and encourage people to slow down.
The Conservative said the idea was worth investigating “for the sake of lives”.
She added: “I am hoping that street lights may help there, they are not going to make the situation any worse.
“I am hoping to try and move this on and get some sort of measures in place, just at the Toll of Birness section. Street lights could make people a bit more cautious and wary of the road in front of them.
“The road should be brought up to proper standards.”
Currently north-east transport body, Nestrans, is looking into options to improve the “corridor” between Aberdeen, Peterhead and Fraserburgh.
SNP councillor for Peterhead North and Rattray, Anne Allan, said: “I am sorry to hear there has been another accident.
“It is a difficult one to resolve. When it comes to it that is the crux, people have to slow down, they know they are coming to a junction.”
She said street lighting could be “one of the possibilities” that could be explored if the road is upgraded, and that the idea of installing a roundabout at the Toll of Birness junction had been discussed in the past.