Children injured in A9 crash
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.