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Van driver is airlifted to hospital after serious A9 accident by Aviemore

By Federica Stefani

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A van driver had to be airlifted to hospital after a serious accident on the A9 by Aviemore.

The collision involved a military wagon and a Mercedes van at the Granish junction with the A95 just north of the village.

Police said the driver suffering serious but not life threatening injuries.
Police said the driver suffering serious but not life threatening injuries.

The accident happened shortly after 6.50pm yesterday and led to the main Inverness-Perth route being closed until nearly midnight. The air ambulance attended the scene.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: "The driver of the van was airlifted to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Glasgow for treatment. His injuries are described as serious but non-life threatening.

"The occupants of the lorry were uninjured.

"The A9 was closed to allow for an investigation at the scene and for the recovery of the vehicles.

"The road reopened around 11.30pm and everyone affected by the closure is thanked for their patience and understanding."

The Scottish Fire and Rescue service said six fire appliances attended the scene.

Both lanes had been closed in both directions. Traffic was diverted through Aviemore and Carrbridge whilst emergency services were at the scene.

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