A POLISH man has been charged with allegedly driving an overladen van and colliding with a tree near Pinwherry on the A714.

It is claimed that at 10am on Saturday, November 18 the 25-year-old was driving a seven and half tonne, white Renault box van, 50 per cent over its weight capacity, causing it to overturn.

Police, fire crews and an ambulance were required to attend the incident and the road was closed at 10.20am. Diversions were put in place and the road reopened at 5.30pm on Saturday.

A 32-year-old male passenger was taken to hospital. The driver was charged with dangerous driving.