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UPDATE: Police appeal for witnesses and dash-cam footage from A9 crash near Aviemore

By Neil MacPhail

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A9 crash scene at Granish, Aviemore.
A9 crash scene at Granish, Aviemore.

Police are appealing for information following a crash on the A9 at the Granish Junction, north of Aviemore.

The incident happened around 6.10pm on Monday, 19 June, and involved a DAF lorry and a Vauxhall Mokka car.

Emergency services attended and the lorry driver, a 46–year-old man, was taken to Raigmore Hospital in Inverness by ambulance.

The car driver, a 53-year-old man was treated at the scene.

The road was closed and re-opened around 4.30am on Tuesday, 20 June.

The car driver was arrested and charged and due to appear at Inverness Sheriff Court today Tuesday, 20 June, 2023.

Sergeant Doug Scott said: “Our enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances and we are appealing to anyone who witnessed the incident to get in touch.

“In addition, if you were driving in the area at the time please check your dash-cam footage to see if it has captured anything that could assist with our investigation.”

Anyone who can help is asked to call Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident number 3330 of Monday, 19 June, 2023.

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

He was removed by ambulance to hospital in Inverness.

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 their arrival.

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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