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Nairn teenager crashed after taking bend too fast

By Ali Morrison

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Inverness Sheriff Court.
Inverness Sheriff Court.

Three people sustained fractures when a teenage driver from Nairn took a bend too fast and collided with a camper van on the A96.

The collision happened on the night of Saturday, June 4, 2022 as 19 year old Aidan Macrae of Mosshall, Broadley, Nairn was approaching the main road at the junction with the B9092 from Ardersier.

Fiscal depute Emily Hood told Inverness Sheriff Court that Macrae had three passengers in his Ford Fiesta which failed to negotiate a sharp right hand bend and mounted a verge.

"The vehicle came out of the junction into the path of a Fiat Ducato campervan which collided with the offside of the accused's car," Ms Hood went on.

She said both vehicles were extensively damaged and a passenger in each had to be removed by rescue services.

Macrae sustained a fractured collar bone and one of his passengers sustained a broken jaw which required the insertion of a metal plate.

An elderly woman in the campervan suffering from a broken femur, broken ribs and bruising.

Ms Hood said: "She sustained a scar to her right leg and her mobility was impacted. She requires a stick to walk and support her balance and has had to have several surgeries to treat the injuries to her leg and hip."

Macrae admitted causing serious injury by dangerous driving at excessive speed.

Sentence was deferred until December 28 for a background report and Macrae was disqualified from driving in the interim.

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