An elderly man from Inverness has died after a two-vehicle city crash left him with serious injuries.
The man, who has not been named but is understood to be in his 80s and local, was travelling along Carse Road in the Merkinch area yesterday when the collision happened, leaving him trapped in his vehicle with serious injuries.
The crash, involving both his blue Ford Fiesta and a while Volkswagen Transporter van, happened around 3pm near Merkinch Primary School; sparking a major response from emergency services.
The male casualty was rushed to Raigmore Hospital but died a short time later.
Police confirmed his death in a statement earlier today. A spokesman said: “Police Scotland can confirm that a man has died following a road traffic collision on Carse Road in Inverness on Monday, October 8.
“The elderly male driver of the Ford Fiesta sustained serious injuries and sadly passed away after being taken to Raigmore Hospital in the city.
“The male driver of the van was uninjured.
“Enquiries are ongoing and officers are appealing for any witnesses to the collision to contact them on 101.”
Following Monday’s devastating crash, emergency services including two fire engines rushed to the scene to help free the injured man.
A fire spokesman said: “The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service was alerted at 3.09pm on Monday, October 8 to reports of a road traffic collision in Inverness.
“Operations Control mobilised two fire engines to the city’s Carse Road, where firefighters worked to support their emergency service partners.
“Crews thereafter left the scene.”
Paramedics were on hand to help transport the injured male to hospital, with two ambulances dispatched to the scene.
An ambulance spokesman said: “We received a call at 1504 hours on Monday October 8 to attend a road traffic collision on Carse Road in Inverness.
“We dispatched one ambulance to the scene and transported one male in his 80s to Raigmore Hospital.”
The driver of the van was uninjured.