Tayside and Central Scotland

A9 driver seriously injured in HGV crash

One man has been seriously injured in a crash involving a lorry and two vans on the A9 in Perthshire.

Police said the vehicles had collided at about 1410 GMT at Garry Bridge, Pitagowan, near the B8079 junction.

The driver of a white box van was trapped in his cab and had to be cut free by firefighters.

He was airlifted to Ninewells Hospital in Dundee. Police said his injuries were thought to be life-threatening.

The other two drivers, one in another white box van and the other in a 14-tonne articulated lorry, suffered only minor injuries.

Tayside Fire Service said they had sent four fire engines and a heavy rescue unit to the scene.

The road was closed in both directions.

A spokesman for Tayside Police said: "The injured man was treated at the scene before being taken by air ambulance to Ninewells Hospital in Dundee.

"His injuries are believed to be life-threatening. No further details are available at this time."

Crash investigators are currently working at the scene to establish the cause of the crash.

Tayside Police have appealed for witnesses to contact them.

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