Orkney, Scotland crash kills two

Monday, February 27, 2012

The Northern Constabulary says two women have been killed in a road traffic accident on Orkney, Scotland. A third person was seriously injuried.

Three vehicles were involved in the incident near the town of Kirkwall at approximately 2145 UTC yesterday. The Highlands and Islands Fire and Rescue Service had to release three people from the wreckage, two were already dead. A third person freed by the rescue workers survived the accident with serious injuries and was transported to Balfour Hospital in Kirkwall.

In a statement, the Northern Constabulary confirmed the road on which the accident occurred "will be closed until further notice, with local diversions in place while police carry out investigation[sic] into the circumstances". No further details about those involved in the incident have been publicly divulged thus far. The force has encouraged any potential witnesses to contact them.

If you know of any information regarding this incident, contact Orkney Police Station: 01856 872241