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Girl, nine, airlifted to hospital after three-car Moray crash

Airlift after A941 crash Image copyright JASPERIMAGE
Image caption The girl was picked up by a Coastguard rescue helicopter

A nine-year-old girl was airlifted to hospital following a serious crash in Moray.

The three-car accident happened on the A941 between Craigellachie and Dufftown at about 17:30 on Sunday.

The girl was initially taken to hospital in Elgin, before being taken to the town's Cooper Park to be met by a Coastguard rescue helicopter which transferred her to Edinburgh.

Her condition was described as "critical".

The crash involved a red Fiat Bravo, a white Nissan Juke and a blue Audi A6, about two miles south of Craigellachie.

Witness appeal

The young girl was a passenger in the Nissan Juke.

The 37-year-old man who was driving the Nissan was taken by ambulance to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary where he was being treated for serious injuries.

Four other people were treated minor injuries.

The A941 at the A95 junction was closed as a result of the accident. The road fully re-opened at 06:40 on Monday.

Police are appealing for witnesses.