Sunday, 27 July 2008

Four die on A9

The A9 has seen yet another fatal accident. Yesterday afternoon, a pick-up truck collided with a Dutch registered Volvo estate at the Slochd summit, half way between Aviemore and Inverness on the A9 Inverness to Perth road. The pick-up apparently swerved across the carriageway, barely missing one vehicle before colliding head-on with the Dutch car. This burst into flames, killing a man and a baby; a woman and a girl were injured and transferred to hospital in Inverness. A man and a woman in the pick-up also lost their lives in the smash, together with 3 of their 4 dogs. The road was closed for 7 hours; the cause of the crash is being investigated.

The A9 is a 110 mile accident blackspot, notorious for its intermittent single- and dual-carriageway stretches.

8 comments:

  1. What an awful thing Guido.  God rest their souls and comfort to their families. Very sad.

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  2. How awful !  So sad for the family members and friends of those lost. And I always feel bad for the police and ambulance workers who have to report to such an awful scene.

    I've often wondered if everyone had mechanically sound vehicles, drove the correct speed for road  & weather conditions, had plenty of rest & didn't drink alcohol or take drugs prior to driving...would there still be these deadly accidents ?  Oh and I forgot the cell phone use while driving, some are even sending text messages while driving.....that's a real problem here in the U.S.    Maybe the roads would be a lot safer for everyone, if the few "rule breakers" stopped breaking the rules.    Linda in Washington

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  3. We have a hi-way 50 north of us (Kansas) that seems to claim a lot of lives. Wishing you a great day & TY for visiting my journal. Janie

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  4. I'm so sorry for the families of those who died. It seems they need to do something to improve road safety there. Jeannette xx  http://journals.aol.co.uk/jlocorriere05/Welcometomytravels/  

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  5. i am so sad to read of this tragedy.

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  6. I hope they can do something about this dangerous hwy soon.

    Joann

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  7. How awful...what a heartbreaking story.
    Lisa

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  8. I am so very sorry to hear this awful news. My heart goes out to the families who lost loved ones
    Jayne

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