Police hit out at drivers who filmed injured victims after crash

Seven drivers were seen filming the scene as two people lay injured.

Police hit out at drivers who filmed injured victims after crash Police Scotland

Police have hit out at drivers who were seen filming the aftermath of a three vehicle crash that left two people injured.

The incident took place at the A92 near Cowdenbeath in Fife on Wednesday morning when a Honda Civic, a Ford Focus and a Volvo lorry were all involved in a collision.

The Honda’s driver, a 68-year-old woman, and its passenger, a 61-year-old man, were both taken by ambulance to Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy where medical staff describe their condition as stable.

But as emergency services were dealing with the aftermath of the incident another seven drivers were seen filming the scene on their mobile phones as the two injured people were still present.

One man, who was driving a van at the time, was stopped and handed a £200 fine and six points on his licence as police warn the others that they have their details and will be in touch.

A spokesman for the force said: “We attended an RTC on the A92 on Wednesday; disappointingly seven drivers went past filming the scene on their mobile phones whilst the injured driver and passenger were present.

“One van driver even had no hands on the wheel and we issued him a conditional offer for 6 points on his licence & a £200 fine.

“The other six drivers can expect a letter and/or a knock on their door by us as its simply not acceptable and we have their details.

“It’s dangerous, illegal and inconsiderate for the people involved in the RTC’s so please consider that and keep your phones away.”

Road Policing Officers are continuing their enquiries and appealing for information on the crash that took place on the A92 northbound near to the Cowdenbeath Interchange around 7.10am.

Sergeant Michelle Burns from the Road Policing Unit at Glenrothes said:  “Our enquiries are continuing to establish the cause of this road crash.  The road was busy at the time and I would appeal to any witnesses who have not yet spoken to officers to contact us. I would also ask anyone with dash-cam footage to come forward.”