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Aviemore woman who caused 'horrific' head-on crash on A9 fined £715

By Ali Morrison

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A woman who caused a head-on crash on the A9 which seriously injured three people including herself has been fined £715.

Emma Baillie of Cairnview Road, Aviemore was also banned from driving for 18 months and ordered to resit the extended driving test of competency before getting her licence back.

The 36 year old had previously admitted causing serious injury by dangerous driving and sentence had been deferred by Sheriff Eilidh Macdonald for a background report.

Inverness Sheriff Court heard that the collision happened on December 28, 2021 at the north end of Aviemore.

Baillie was travelling north in her Ford Fiesta when her car crossed into the opposite carriageway of the A9 and hit an oncoming VW Golf.

Fiscal depute Pauline Gair said: "She told police she didn't know what happened. But dash cam footage showed her turn into the path of the VW."

One of the Golf's two occupants suffered a broken neck, sternum, five ribs and a collapsed lung and she still has problems with day to day activities, Mrs Gair said.

Her passenger sustained three broken ribs and whiplash, Sheriff Macdonald was told.

Baillie's wrist was shattered in two places.

Sheriff Macdonald told Baillie: "This was a terrible horrific accident and you were injured also. It was a very poor piece of driving."

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