'Dangerous, illegal and inconsiderate': Police criticise drivers who filmed crash scene in Fife

·2-min read

Several motorists who were spotted filming a crash scene as they drove past have been criticised by police in Scotland.

Fife police said seven people were seen filming a crash scene and among them was a van driver who "even had no hands on the wheel".

He was fined £200 and given six points on his driving licence.

Officers will be contacting the other six motorists, the force said.

The crash involved a Honda Civic, a Ford Focus and a Volvo lorry and happened on the A92 northbound near the Cowdenbeath Interchange in Fife at around 7am on Wednesday.

Police said the 68-year-old driver of the Honda and her 61-year-old male passenger were taken to Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy. They are in a stable condition.

The 46-year-old driver of the Volvo lorry and the 36-year-old driver of the Ford Focus were not injured.

In a Facebook post, Fife police said: "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 six points on his licence and a £200 fine.

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

"It's dangerous, illegal and inconsiderate for the people involved in the RTCs (road traffic collisions) so please consider that and keep your phones away."

Police appealed for information about the crash.

Sergeant Michelle Burns said: "Our inquiries 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.

"Anyone with information should contact us through 101 with reference 0408 of 8 December."

Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting