A man is in a “serious” condition in hospital after crashing off the A9 yesterday afternoon.
The man’s came off the Inverness to Perth road just before 12.45pm yesterday just to the north of Kingussie.
It is understood that he may have taken unwell at the wheel.
The grey Audi 4×4, which had been travelling south, came to rest at the bottom of an embankment next to the busy trunk road.
The A9 remained closed in both directions for several hours afterwards for the vehicle to be recovered and for members of the north’s road policing unit to carry out a full investigation into the incident.
Drivers were diverted along the old A9 while police worked at the scene.
An ambulance spokesman confirmed that the man had been taken by road to Raigmore Hospital in Inverness.
He and police both confirmed the man’s condition as “serious”.
A spokesman for the police said: “At around 12.44pm this afternoon (Friday), police received a report of a one vehicle road traffic collision on the A9, just north of Kingussie.
“Emergency services including police, fire and ambulance attended at the scene, where an SUV had left the road.
“One man has been taken to Raigmore Hospital by ambulance. Whilst his condition is unknown at this time, it is believed to be serious.
“The road will remain closed until later this evening whilst a road traffic collision investigation takes place. Diversions are in place via the Lynwilg junction.”
A spokeswoman for the fire service said that appliances from Kingussie, Newtonmore and Aviemore had attended but were not required at the scene beyond assisting paramedics.