Highlands & Islands

Two seriously hurt in A9 crash near Ralia in Highlands

Scene of the crash
Image caption The crash involved a campervan, a car and a motorbike

Two people have been seriously injured following a three-vehicle crash on the A9 in the Highlands.

The crash, involving a car, a campervan and a motorbike, happened near Ralia at about 14:45.

The injured were the rider and passenger on the motorbike who were airlifted to hospitals in Inverness and Glasgow.

The road has been closed in both directions and police have appealed for information.

Diversions have been put in place southbound via the B9150 and northbound at the A86 junction at Kingussie, travelling via Newtonmore.

The road, which is the main route to the Highlands, is notorious for accidents.

Last month a crash involving two cars killed three people, including a woman and her young daughter, on the road near Kingussie.

Plans to install average speed cameras along the road by next summer, at a cost of £2.5m, have since been announced by the government.

There are further plans to make the A9 a dual carriageway over 80 miles by 2025 but campaigners have called for work to be completed sooner.

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