One motorist in hospital following four-vehicle crash on A9

© Andrew SmithThe A9 was closed following a 4-vehicle RTC near the Evanton turn-off.
The A9 was closed following a 4-vehicle RTC near the Evanton turn-off.

A motorist was taken to hospital yesterday following a four-vehicle collision on the A9.

The crash involving three cars and a bus unfolded at the Dalmore Junction near Alness shortly before 3pm.

One motorist was trapped in their vehicle before being released by firefighters at the scene.

They were later transferred by ambulance to Raigmore Hospital by paramedics with what is believed to be not life-threatening injuries.

Police were first notified of the crash at 2.50pm dispatching a number of units to the scene.

Upon arrival, officers requested the assistance of fire crews leading to teams from Invergordon, Dingwall and Inverness all being relayed to the scene.

Crews worked in collaboration to free the injured occupant before transferring them into the hands of the ambulance service.

Paramedics were also on hand to treat the injured occupants as emergency crews worked to clear the scene, transferring one casualty to hospital.

An ambulance spokesman said: “We received a call today at 1454 hours to attend a road traffic collision on the A9 near Alness. We dispatched one ambulance crew to the scene and transported one patient to Raigmore Hospital.”

The road remained closed in both directions for some time as teams continued to work at the scene.

The closure led to congestion on both the northbound and southbound carriages, with traffic being diverted through the centre of Alness.

The southbound lane was later reopened shortly after 3pm before being fully cleared.