Woman dies following Cunningsburgh crash

Accident investigators are travelling to the isles following yesterday’s serious crash near Cunningsburgh, in which a woman was killed.

Police Scotland’s Highlands and Islands division have sent the specialist team from Dingwall following confirmation early this morning the woman had died from her injuries.

The two vehicle collision involving a lorry and a car occurred shortly before 3.30pm yesterday on the stretch of road known as the “cliffs of Cunningsburgh”.

The woman had to be cut free from her vehicle by fire crews which attended the scene from Sandwick and Lerwick, before being taken to the Gilbert Bain Hospital by ambulance.

Today, traffic restrictions are still operating with local diversions in place. Anyone with information should contact the police.


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  • Joe johnson

    • April 24th, 2013 14:15

    Thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of the lady who died. So sorry to hear this tragic news.


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