Appeal after German visitors are injured in A96 crash

Air Ambulance was used to take most serious casualty to Inverness
Air Ambulance was used to take most serious casualty to Inverness

POLICE HAVE APPEALED for witnesses to the serious accident that happened on the A96 near Lhanbryde on Wednesday.

Four people suffered serious injuries when two vehicles – both Vauxhall Corsa’s – collided head-on at the Urquhart junction of the main Elgin to Aberdeen route.

The accident happened at around 4pm on Wednesday and involved a red UK-registered Vauxhall Corsa and a white German-registered version of the same vehicle.

Three road ambulances, an air ambulance, three fire appliances and police were all at the scene that resulted in a 29-year-old man and 23-year-old woman, both from Germany, suffering serious injuries. The occupants of the other vehicle, a 24-year-old male and 25-year-old female, also suffered serious injuries.

Police have said that the German male was airlifted from the scene and taken to Raigmore Hospital in Inverness, while the other casualties were initially taken to Dr Gray’s in Elgin before being transferred to the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.

Appealing for information from the public who may have witnessed the accident, Sergeant Colin Matheson said: “We are appealing for anyone who witnessed the collision or saw either of the vehicles before to the collision to get in touch with us. Anyone with information should contact Police Scotland on 101.”