Chil­dren in­jured in A9 crash

The Sunday Post (Newcastle) - - DEATH OF A PRINCESS: 20 YEARS ON -

A CHILD has been air­lifted to hospi­tal with se­ri­ous in­juries af­ter a car ac­ci­dent in the High­lands.

Three chil­dren were in­volved in the two-ve­hi­cle crash on the A9 near Ralia which left one of the ve­hi­cles on fire.

The ac­ci­dent hap­pened at around 3.45pm yes­ter­day.

Po­lice Scot­land said in a state­ment: “Three young chil­dren were in one of the ve­hi­cles – one has been taken to hospi­tal by air am­bu­lance, an­other by am­bu­lance while an­other was as­sessed at the scene.”

A spokes­woman for the fire ser­vice said crews put out the fire which started af­ter the ac­ci­dent.

“None of the ca­su­al­ties needed to be cut res­cued from the ve­hi­cles,” she added.

The road was closed in both di­rec­tions with lo­cal di­ver­sions in place through Kin­gussie, where tail­backs through the town’ s main street were re­ported.

The ac­ci­dent hap­pened just 10 miles from the newly- fin­ished dual carriageway stretch of the A9 be­tween Kin­craig and Dal­raddy which is due to open im­mi­nently. It is one of 12 sec­tions of the A9 to be up­graded from sin­gle to dual carriageway at a cost of £3bn.

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