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Girl (10) ‘critical’ in hospital after serious A9 crash

By Philip Murray

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A girl was in a 'critical' condition in hospital on Monday morning after a serious three-vehicle crash on the A9 north of Dalwhinnie on Sunday night.

The incident happened three miles north of the junction with the A889 around 7.45pm and involved a white Citroen C4 Picasso, a white Renault Trafic van with double ladders on the roof, and a white Toyota Landcruiser.

Emergency services attended and two children, who were passengers in the Picasso, sustained serious injuries.

A 10-year-old girl was taken by air ambulance to Raigmore Hospital and police said described her condition as "critical but stable" on Monday morning. A 12-year-old girl was also taken to Raigmore Hospital and released following treatment.

The road was closed for crash investigation work and re-opened around 4.30am on Monday.

The driver of the van, a 48-year-old man, was arrested in connection with road traffic offences and released pending further enquiries.

A 38-year-old man, a passenger in the van, was also arrested on warrant in connection with an outstanding matter.

Sergeant Douglas Scott said: “Our enquiries to establish the full circumstances are ongoing and we are asking anyone in the area at the time who saw the vehicles and can assist to get in touch.

“If you have dash-cam footage that could help with our investigation then please contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident number 3078 of Sunday, 24 March, 2024.”

Last night’s crash is the latest in a series of serious collisions on the A9 so far this month.

At around 1.45pm on March 5, 60-year-old Evanton man Roy Bannerman man died following a crash on the A9 near Aviemore between a blue Skoda Octavia and a white Toyota Hilux pick-up.

On March 12 at 1.50am, Nairn man James Noble (30) died following a crash between a Volvo tipper and a Scania tipper between North Kessock and Tore.

And on March 20, a 90-year-old man was killed after a Peugeot Boxer collided with a Ford Fiesta near the Ralia junction at around 2.25pm. The 90-year-old man had been standing at his stationary Ford Fiesta at the time of the crash.

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