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Nine-year-old girl in ‘critical condition’ following three-car crash in Moray

The road remained closed near Craigellachie for 13 hours.
The road remained closed near Craigellachie for 13 hours.

A nine-year-old girl is in a “critical condition” after being airlifted to hospital in Edinburgh following a car crash in Moray.

Three vehicles were involved in the accident on the A941 Craigellachie to Dufftown road at about 5.30pm on Sunday evening.

Yesterday police revealed the young girl, who was a passenger in a Nissan Juke, continued to receive treatment for her injuries.

It is understood she was initially taken to hospital in Elgin before meeting a helicopter in the town’s Cooper Park to be transferred to Edinburgh.

The 37-year-old man who was driving the Nissan was taken by ambulance to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary with serious injuries.

The occupants of the Audi A6 involved, two men aged 23 and 33 and a 41-year-old woman, and a 21-year-old man driving the Fiat Bravo, were taken to hospital with minor injuries and have all been discharged.

Police say the Nissan and Fiat were both travelling north while the Audi was travelling south at the time of the collision, which happened about two miles south of Craigellachie.

The road remained closed for 13 hours during the night and reopened at 6.40am yesterday morning.

Last night police appealed for witnesses who saw the collision or the vehicles in the moments leading up to the incident.

Sergeant Andy Meikleham, a member of the North East Road Policing Unit, said: “Inquiries are ongoing to establish how and why the crash happened and I am appealing to any witnesses to the collision, who have not yet spoken to police, to come forward.

“I would also like to hear from anyone with dash-cam footage of the collision, or shortly before, that could assist our investigation to get in touch.

“I’d like to thank the public for their patience while we closed the road to respond to the collision and carry out our inquiries.”

An ambulance service spokesman added: “We received a call at 5.20pm on Sunday to attend a road traffic incident on the A941.

“We dispatched four ambulance crews, a trauma team and a special operations response team to the site and transported three adults to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary and a child to Dr Gray’s Hospital in Elgin.”

Anyone with information about the accident who has not yet spoken to officers should call police on 101.

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