Thursday, October 29, 2015

Serious Road Traffic Collision - A96 Nairn town centre - message posted by Police Scotland 16.19

Serious Road Traffic Collision - Nairn

Emergency services are currently in attendance at a serious collision, involving a lorry and two pedestrians, on Academy Street (A96) in Nairn town centre.

The road is currently closed to all vehicles with local diversions in place. The diversions are not suitable for HGVs or buses so are advised to avoid the area until further notice.

Further details will be updated in due course. From Police Scotland Highlands and Islands Division Facebook page. 

Update 18.00

Update - Road Traffic Collision, Nairn

Police can confirm that following a road traffic collision - involving two elderly female pedestrians and an articulated lorry - that occurred around 3.30pm today (Thursday 29th October 2015) near to the pedestrian crossing on Academy Street in Nairn town centre, sadly an elderly female pedestrian has died.

The other elderly female has been transferred to Raigmore Hospital with serious injuries. The male driver of the lorry was not injured.

The A96 at Academy Street remains closed whilst an investigation into the incident is carried out. Local diversions are in place but are not suitable for HGVs and buses, drivers of which are advised to avoid the area until further notice.

Motorists and residents are thanked for their patience. Anyone who witnessed the incident is encouraged to contact Police on 101.