Two people were taken to hospital yesterday after a collision involving a double decker bus near a busy city roundabout.
The accident occurred on Sir Walter Scott Drive, close to the Brewers Fayre restaurant, shortly after 12.40pm involving a blue Renault Megane and a D & E bus.
One lane was blocked, preventing vehicles from merging onto the A9 and causing congestion at Inshes roundabout.
Emergency services attended the scene after receiving a call about a road traffic collision near to Inshes Retail Park.
Officers from Police Scotland maintained a diversion while two appliances from Inverness fire station worked to contain the damage.
A spokeswoman for the Scottish Fire and Rescue service said: “We were tasked to make the scene safe. On attendance all casualties were out of the vehicles.”
As a result of the accident, two people were taken by ambulance to nearby Raigmore Hospital for treatment to minor injuries.
A Scottish Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We received a call at 1240 hours to attend a road traffic collision on Sir Walter Scott Drive, Inverness.
“One of our ambulances came across the incident and we dispatched the trauma team to the scene. Two patients were transported to Raigmore Hospital.”
No passengers were aboard the bus at the time of the accident as it was being taken back to the depot. Damage to the coach is believed to be minimal, with most damage being sustained by the car.
A spokesman for D & E Coaches said the bus driver was “shocked but unhurt”.
“There were no passengers on the bus at the time and our driver was taking the vehicle back to the depot.
“Some front panel damage was incurred by the bus but this is being attended to by our mechanical team who anticipate having it completely repaired at some stage tomorrow.”
The road reopened to traffic shortly after 1.10pm.