Two children seriously injured after horror crash in Inverness between car and school bus

TWO children were seriously injured in a terrible traffic accident on the A9 between a car and a school bus.

Officers rushed to the scene around 4:45 p.m. last night, just south of Inverness.


Car-school bus crash happened last night

The crash involved a bus carrying 39 people and a silver Skoda Octavia car driven by a 45-year-old woman with two children as passengers – aged 9 and 7.

Emergency crews attended the scene and the driver of the car was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary with serious injuries.

The A9 has been closed in both directions for a while


The A9 has been closed in both directions for a while

The two children in the car and a 48-year-old man, the co-driver of the bus, were taken to Raigmore hospital with serious injuries.

The 64-year-old bus driver, the 36 high school students and their teacher were not seriously injured and did not require medical attention.

The north and southbound carriageways of the A9 were closed for some time while investigations surrounding the crash were ongoing.

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Cops are now asking anyone with information to contact the police.

Inspector Greg Dinnie of the Traffic Police Unit said: “This was a serious accident involving four adults and 38 children who were in the bus and in a Skoda Octavia.

“Our investigations into the cause of the collision are continuing and I urge all who saw what happened and have not yet spoken to the officers to come forward.

“I would also ask motorists who were using the A9 around 4:45 pm and maybe recording via dashboard devices to check their systems and provide us with any relevant footage as soon as possible.

“The road was closed for about 10 hours to allow our accident investigations to be conducted. I want to thank the audience for their patience as this unfolded. “

Anyone with information is asked to contact the police on 101 quoting incident number 2981 of June 19, 2021.

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