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Three taken to hospital after A9 accident near Tain in Easter Ross

By Hector MacKenzie

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THREE people were taken to hospital – one by air ambulance – following an accident in Easter Ross yesterday.

The two-vehicle collision near Tain happened around 3.30pm and resulted in the A9 being closed in both directions for several hours.

It happened at the Knockbreck junction near Tain's Asda supermarket – one of two bypass junctions which have witnessed several accidents down the years.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Police were called around 3.30pm on Friday, April 28 following the report of a two-vehicle road crash on the A9 at the B914 near Tain.

“A 76-year-old woman was taken to Raigmore Hospital by helimed and two other women, aged 60 and 20, were also taken to Raigmore Hospital by ambulance.

“The road was closed until around 7.25pm.”

Drivers had earlier been asked to approach the area with care and warned that the main A9 artery through the area was blocked in both directions.

No further details of the casualties have been released.

Related: Crash at notorious accident blackspot closes A9 in Easter Ross

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