Driver is cut free from wreckage at A96 crash

Accident at Alves (

A driver had to be cut free from his vehicle after it left the road on the A96 near Alves on Friday evening.

Firefighters were called to the scene at the top of the overtaking lane to the east of the village shortly after 4pm.

An emergency medic from Dr Gray’s Hospital attended the scene and it is understood the driver was later transferred to hospital in Inverness.

Meanwhile Police are seeking witnesses to an alleged road rage attack on the A96 at the Lhanbryde bypass earlier this week.

A man driving a blue Nissan, probably a Micra, is alleged to have shouted and sworn at a female driver before stealing her car keys. The incident happened on Thursday at around 6.20am.

The man was descried as being in his 30s, about 5ft 8in and stocky with a bald head.

Constable Paul Thomson said: “The lady involved was understandably distressed by this incident and was unable to continue her journey after her car keys had been stolen.

“For this individual to behave in this manner is totally unacceptable and we are keen to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the incident to assist us.”

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