VIDEO: Two people cut free and airlifted to hospital after A9 crash

Two people had to be cut free from their campervan after a horror head-on collision on the north’s most notorious road.

The A9 Inverness to Perth road was kept closed for hours on Saturday afternoon after the campervan was involved in a collision with another van.

The accident happened within the dualling roadworks, which have a 40mph, near Kincraig at 2.10pm on Saturday.

The fire service confirmed that it helped free two people from the campervan using cutting equipment.

The driver of the campervan was not freed from the vehicle until 4.10pm – almost exactly two hours after the collision occurred.

They were removed on a spinal board.

The passenger of the campervan had been removed by 2.44pm and a third person was also injured and taken to hospital.

The casualties were taken aboard the Inverness-based coastguard helicopter Rescue 951 which landed on the carriageway a short distance away from the crash scene.

They were then flown to Raigmore Hospital in Inverness.

None of the injured parties are thought to have suffered life-threatening injuries.

The campervan suffered extensive damage to the front end and to its side panels, which firefighters had cut away to gain access.

The silver Renault van also involved suffered similarly extensive damage to the front end.

The van was towing a trailer which remained attached.

The road was closed in both directions after the accident.

It did not reopen until after midnight in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Traffic was diverted along the old A9 on the B9152 Granish-Lynchat road.

The fire service confirmed they sent five units, including a heavy rescue appliance, to the scene on the A9.

They were made aware of the incident at around 2.10pm.

A spokeswoman for the fire service said: “The passenger of the vehicle was released at 2.44pm and the driver at 4.10pm. The driver was taken out on a spinal board.”

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