Crail accident victim in ‘serious’ condition


A TAYSIDE man has been left in a “serious and life threatening” condition following a dramatic crash at a motor racing event in Crail.

The 46-year-old man from Alyth was attending Crail Thrash, at Crail Airfield on Sunday, when his silver coloured Renault Clio clipped a tyre barrier, overturned and threw him from his vehicle.

Following the incident, which happened towards the end of the event, at around 3.55pm, and did not involve any other vehicles, the driver, suffering from serious head injuries, was flown to Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, by air ambulance.

Crail Thrash is a hugely popular twice monthly event and has been attracting motor enthusiasts from all over the country since it was introduced four years ago.

The main event is held on the airfield’s quarter mile drag strip, with members of the public, in suitably adapted vehicles, allowed to negotiate the track in their cars at the conclusion of the day.

Fife Police are asking for witnesses and those who may have been driving on the track (pictured) prior to the accident occurring to contact them on 0845 600 5702.

Inspector Scott Stevenson, added: “I am aware that a number of persons had left the area prior to the emergency services arriving and would ask them to contact us.”