A9 Closed on Saturday Due to Serious Road Crash

Police are appealing for information following a serious road crash on the A9 south of Inverness which happened at 4.45pm on Saturday, 19 June, 2021.

 The crash involved a bus carrying 39 people and a silver Skoda Octavia car driven by a 45-year-old woman with two child passengers, aged 9 and 7-years-old.

Emergency services attended the scene and the driver of the car was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary with serious injuries.

The two passengers of the car and a 48-year-old man, the co-driver driver of the bus, were taken to Raigmore Hospital, also with serious injuries.

The rest of the people involved in the crash, the 64-year-old driver of the bus and thirty-six secondary school children and their teacher, were not seriously hurt and did not require medical treatment. 

The northbound and southbound carriageway were closed for some time for investigations surrounding the crash to be carried out.

Inspector Greg Dinnie of the Road Policing Unit said:

“This was a serious crash involving four adults and thirty-eight children who were on the bus and in a Skoda Octavia.

“Our enquiries into the cause of the collision are continuing and I would urge anyone who saw what happened, and has not yet spoken to officers, to come forward.

“I would also ask motorists who were using the A9 at around 4.45pm and may have been recording via dash-cam devices to check their systems and provide any relevant footage to us as soon as possible.

“The road was closed for approximately 10 hours to allow our crash investigations to be undertaken.

“I would like to thank the public for their patience whilst this was being carried out.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting incident number 2981 of 19 June, 2021.