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UPDATE: Car driver charged following collision with artic lorry on A9 near Aviemore

By Neil MacPhail

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The collision happened between Aviemore and Granish junction on Monday evening on a single-carriageway section of the trunk road.

Police Scotland said the driver of the lorry was hurt but his injuries were not life-threatening.

His truck ended on its side on the road.

He was removed by ambulance to hospital.

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) said firefighters used hydraulic equipment to free the lorry driver, but the three occupants in the car were released prior to the arrival of the emergency services.

Police Scotland said the driver of a Vauxhall Mokka car involved was charged with careless driving.

The road was closed for about nine and a half hours .

The SFRS sent appliances to the scene from Aviemore, Kingussie, and Grantown after the alarm was raised at 6.29pm.

Two units from Inverness including the heavy rescue unit were also in attendance. Firefighters also dealt with diesel fuel oil spilled from the lorry.

Motorists were diverted locally until the route re-opened about 5am today, Tuesday.

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