One in hospital after tanker flips over and bursts into flames

One person was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary for treatment following the crash in Banff on Wednesday.

Tanker flips over and bursts into flames as fire crews rush to scene in Banff, Aberdeenshire Jasper Image

Fire crews rushed to the scene after a tanker flipped over and burst into flames in Banff on Wednesday.

Emergency services were called to reports of the crash at around 8.10am on the A947 road near King Edward School.

A total of nine fire crews were dispatched to the scene, along with police and ambulances.

One person was taken to the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary for treatment, where their condition is currently unknown.

Images showed the extinguished tanker fallen on its side, with the front burnt to a crisp and coming to rest half off the road.

The tanker appeared to have crashed, overturned and caught fire.Jasper Image

A Scottish Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We received a call at 8.11am to attend an incident on the A947, near King Edward.

“An ambulance and two of our specialist operations response teams (SORT) were dispatched to the scene. One patient was transported to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.”

A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: “We were alerted at 8.10am on Wednesday, February 15, to reports of a fire involving a large vehicle on the A947, near King Edward, Aberdeenshire.

The road is expected to remain closed while recovery efforts continue. Jasper Image

“Operations Control mobilised nine appliances to the scene, where firefighters were met by a fire which had taken hold of a tanker.

“Firefighters extinguished the fire and are currently working to make the area safe.”

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Around 8.15am on Wednesday, February 15, police were called to the A947 near King Edward School, following a report of a tanker on fire.

“Emergency services are at the scene and the road is currently closed.”

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