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Passengers injured in Shearings coach crash

Several people have been injured after a Shearings Holidays coach overturned on the A9 in the Highlands.


According to reports, the coach was carrying 33 elderly people from Dornoch in the Highlands to Cheshire.


Police said the coach crashed two miles south of Dalwhinnie at about 9am today.


The Scottish Ambulance Service said the driver was seriously injured and has been taken to Ninewells Hospital in Dundee.


Relatives have been asked to call 01942 823313.


Shearing said it had sent representatives to Scotland to assist the passengers.


A Shearings spokesperson said: “We are aware of the incident and have trained Shearings representatives with passengers and others on their way to Scotland.


“Two passengers have been taken to Raigmore Hospital, Inverness and a further two passengers are at the Royal Infirmary, Perth. The remaining 29 passengers have gone to a local hotel. Shearings will ensure passengers are transported home at the earliest opportunity.”


 

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