Four people were injured – one seriously – in a car crash on the outskirts of Invergordon yesterday.
The two-vehicle accident happened around 10.15am as a silver Vauxhall Insignia emerging from the junction at Inverbreakie industrial estate was involved in a collision with a black Vauxhall Astra heading towards the town.
Three ambulances were sent to the scene, along with several police officers.
The most serious casualty was initially treated inside the damaged Astra before being removed via the boot. He was then taken to hospital in Inverness by ambulance.
A police spokesman said: “A man was taken to Raigmore Hospital for treatment. His injuries are serious but are not life threatening.
“Three other casualties were taken to Invergordon County Community Hospital with minor injuries.”
The fronts of both vehicles were severely damaged and debris was left strewn across a wide area.
Police closed the road at the scene of the accident, and local diversions were put in place. A string of lorries heading to and from the industrial estate were also required to use alternative routes.
Later in the afternoon the emergency services were called to another crash on the outskirts of Beauly involving a tractor towing a livestock trailer and a Ford Mondeo, which ended up on its roof. The crash happened at Wyndhill shortly after 2.30pm.
The air ambulance was called out, along with the road ambulance, but a spokeswoman said neither was required. The fire service said the occupants of both vehicles were out by the time they arrived.
The badly damaged Mondeo was removed from the scene by a recovery vehicle afterwards and the tractor could be seen on the verge with a flat tyre.
Elsewhere, a woman was injured in an accident near Mallaig. Police said the casualty was taken to Belford Hospital in Fort William for treatment to minor injuries after the car she was driving was involved in a collision with a van on an unclassified road heading towards Annie’s Brae at about 12.15pm. The driver of the van was not hurt.