SFRS attended two separate collisions on the A9 yesterday

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Crews attended two serious road traffic collisions, one at Dalwhinnie and a second at Helmsdale

Hydraulic Cutting

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service was called out to deal with two separate road traffic collisions on the A9 in Highland yesterday.

The first was a two vehicle collision which happened at 8.56am on Wednesday (26 November 2014) on the A9 at Dalwhinnie. Appliances from Kingussie, Newtonmore, Aviemore and the heavy rescue unit from Inverness attended.

Crews used hydraulic cutting gear to remove the roof of one vehicle and released a male casualty, who was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

Then later at 6.33pm crews were sent to the scene of a second road traffic collision on the A9 at Port Gower, Helmsdale.

Appliances from Golspie and Helmsdale attended the incidents and again had to use hydraulic cutting equipment to remove the roof of one car and release a male casualty. He was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries.

Two other casualties were treated at the scene by paramedics.  Police Scotland was also in attendance at both incidents.