Seven persons are taken to hospital as Stagecoach bus crashes into bridge and lands on its facet within the Highlands
- Stagecoach service working between Inverness and Cromarty toppled over
- Emergency providers despatched to south-east of Munlochy simply after 5.40pm immediately
- Quite a lot of injured individuals have been taken to Raigmore Hospital following crash
- **Did you witness the crash? Electronic mail [email protected]**
James Wooden For Mailonline
Seven folks have been taken to hospital after a Stagecoach bus crashed right into a bridge within the Highlands and landed on its facet.
Emergency providers have been alerted to the incident south-east of Munlochy, on the Black Isle, close to Inverness, simply after 5.40pm immediately.
Hearth, police and ambulance crews have been despatched to the scene on the B9161 at Littlemill Bridge, the place the Stagecoach service working between Inverness and Cromarty had toppled over.
Hearth, police and ambulance crews have been despatched to the scene on the B9161 at Littlemill Bridge at round 5.40pm the place the Stagecoach service had toppled off
A Stagecoach North Scotland spokesman confirmed there had been a ‘critical street accident’ involving certainly one of their providers
In a press release, Police Scotland mentioned: ‘Quite a lot of injured folks have been conveyed to Raigmore Hospital in Inverness however no additional particulars are being launched right now.’
The Scottish Hearth and Rescue Service (SFRS), which despatched various assets to the scene, mentioned it safely eliminated one one that was trapped within the single-decker bus. 5 different casualties have been additionally assisted.
An SFRS spokeswoman mentioned: ‘The Scottish Hearth and Rescue Service was alerted at 5.44pm on Friday to help emergency service companions with a bus that had left the street in Inverness.
‘Operations management mobilised three fireplace engines and a heavy rescue unit to the B9161 at Munlochy, the place firefighters safely eliminated one casualty who was trapped from the bus.
‘The casualty was handed into the care of the Scottish Ambulance Service for remedy.
‘5 different casualties have been additionally assisted from the bus.’
The Scottish Hearth and Rescue Service, which despatched various assets to the scene, mentioned it safely eliminated one one that was trapped within the single-decker bus
A Stagecoach North Scotland spokesman mentioned: ‘We will verify there was a critical street accident on the Black Isle within the Munlochy space involving certainly one of our providers working between Inverness and Cromarty.
‘Emergency providers are on the scene of the accident. Our first ideas are for these affected and their households.
‘Security is our absolute precedence and we’re supporting the police and the emergency providers in any means that we are able to, together with serving to set up the circumstances concerned.’
Kate Forbes, the SNP MSP for Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, tweeted: ‘Very involved and sorry to see this information. Ideas with all people concerned, notably those that are damage.’
The street has been closed in each instructions, with diversions in place, and crews remained in attendance on the scene on Friday night.
Any involved kin in search of extra data, or members of the general public who witnessed the accident, are being requested to contact police on the 101 quantity, quoting incident quantity 2792 of January 11.