Van driver injured in tanker crash on A9 near Dornoch

A van driver was taken to hospital with serious injuries after his vehicle was involved in a head-on collision with a petrol tanker.

The accident happened at about 22:35 on Friday on the A9 at Poles, near Dornoch in the Highlands.

The driver of the Ford Transit van was trapped in his vehicle and had to be cut free by the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service.

He was transferred by ambulance to Raigmore Hospital in Inverness.

The road was closed to allow officers to carry into inquiries into the crash, and an appeal for witnesses has been made.

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