Motorist, 87, critical after crash with police car

An elderly man is in a critical condition in hospital after a road crash involving a police car.

The marked car was responding to a 999 call when it was involved in a collision with a red Kia on Oriel Road in Kirkcaldy, Fife, on Friday.

The 87-year-old driver was taken to Ninewells Hospital in Dundee where his condition is said to be critical.

The crash happened at around 4.50pm, and the Kia subsequently collided with a white Audi.

The 51-year-old woman driving the Audi was taken to Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy for treatment for minor injuries and has since been discharged.

The driver and passenger of the police car were also taken to the Victoria with minor injuries.

Sergeant David Ross said: “It would’ve been a busy time for commuters and we’re appealing for anyone who might’ve witnessed this incident to contact us.

“I would ask people to check their dashcam footage.”

The Police Investigations and Review Commissioner has been notified, in line with standard procedure following an incident involving a police car.

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