Highland road rescue

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Firefighters, paramedics and an air ambulance team worked side-by-side to free the casualty.

Firefighters used hydraulic rescue equipment to free a man from a vehicle following a collision on the A9 in the Highlands this afternoon (Friday 21 August).

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) crews were sent to the scene of the incident near Newtonmore around 12:45pm in response to a call from ambulance control. Three appliances were mobilised from Newtonmore, Aviemore and Kingussie.

The incident commander, Station Manager Derek Wilkie, said: “This incident involved close co-operation between firefighters, paramedics and the air ambulance medical team.

“Our crews used hydraulic cutting equipment to remove a door from the vehicle and spreaders to move the dashboard, which created the space needed for the casualty to be safely released.”

After being lifted clear of the car the motorist was flown to hospital in Dundee. The SFRS crews left the scene shortly after 2pm.