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Four soldiers hurt in Ardersier crash

Ardersier High Street Image copyright Google

Four pedestrians have been hurt in a collision involving a car on Ardersier High Street in the Highlands.

One of the pedestrians - all of whom were soldiers - has been airlifted to Raigmore Hospital in Inverness by an air ambulance.

Emergency services were called to the incident at about 09:20.

Police Scotland described the incident as an accident and said it was not connected to the current UK terrorist threat level.

None of the injuries sustained were thought to be life-threatening.

The male driver of the car, also military personnel, did not receive any injuries.

Ardersier is near Fort George, an 18th Century artillery fortification that continues to operate as a barracks. The Black Watch (3 Scots) is based at Fort George.

In a separate incident, firefighters used cutting gear to free a driver from the wreckage of their car following a crash involving a bus on the A95.

The accident happened about 07:20 about a mile west of Drumuillie, near Boat of Garten.

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