Woman freed by firefighters taken to hospital after serious crash closes busy local road

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Emergency services are currently in attendance at what has been described as a “serious” accident in Fife.

Firefighters have freed a woman from a van that was involved in a collision with a car. She was thought to have been taken to hospital and her condition is unknown.

A spokeswoman for Police Scotland said: “Fire, police and ambulance were called to a two-vehicle collision on the A91 between Cupar and Dairsie.

“The accident happened at 7.15am. The road has currently been closed and it looks like it will be closed for some time to come.

“The incident is believed to be serious and it is understood there have been  serious injuries sustained by those involved.”

A Scottish Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We received a call at 06.33 hours today to attend a road traffic collision on the A91 at Dairsie.

“We dispatched two ambulances to the scene.

“Two patients were transported to Ninewells Hospital.”

Folk took to Twitter to warn people to avoid the area.


Laura Duff tweeted: “Accident just outside cupar on road to dairsie avoid at all costs!! Two fire engines and police here so far. It could be shut a while, duno how bad it is!”

A later statement from Police Scotland said: “Police in Fife are currently in attendance following a serious two-vehicle road traffic collision on the A91 near Cupar.

“Police and emergency services attended and the road was closed for a period of time and re-opened around 9am.

“Inquiries are currently ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact officers at Fife Road Policing Unit on 101, quoting incident number 0416 of 10 January.”