Air ambulance flown in after car crashes into tree on local road

A Scottish Charity Air Ambulance.

Emergency services are at the scene of a crash on a local road.

Police, the fire service, paramedics and the Scottish Charity Air Ambulance were called to the country road between St Madoes and Errol, in the Carse of Gowrie, just after 1.30pm.

One car is believed to have been involved and its female passenger had to be rescued by firefighters.

The vehicle struck a tree and had three occupants.

No one is said to have sustained serious injuries and the air ambulance was flown in as a precaution.

The road has been closed by police and diversions are in place.

A spokesman for Police Scotland said: “We have attended along with other emergency services at a one-vehicle road traffic collision on an unclassified road between St Madoes and Errol.

“The female passenger of the car needed assistance in being removed from the car, but her injuries are not thought to be serious.

“The road is currently closed and may be so for some time to allow recovery of the car.”

A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokeswoman said: “We attended a road traffic collision involving a car.

“One casualty had to be released from a vehicle and is currently being assisted by the Scottish Ambulance Service.

“Three appliances arrived to assist at 1.50pm and are still currently in attendance.”