Cyclist in hospital after Highland van crash

The woman was airlifted to Raigmore hospital. Picture: TSPL

The woman was airlifted to Raigmore hospital. Picture: TSPL

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A FEMALE cyclist was being treated for serious injuries in Raigmore Hospital in Inverness today following a collision with a van in the Highlands, from which her three-year-old passenger escaped uninjured.

The 38-year-old female was airlifted to hospital after the crash on the A9 Inverness to Wick road at Golspie at lunchtime on Friday. A three year-old child who was a passenger on her bike escaped uninjured.

A spokesman for Police Scotland said: “About 1pm on Friday a road traffic collision involving a van and a pedal cycle occurred on the A9 at Old Bank Road, Golspie. As a result of the collision the 38 year-old female cyclist sustained serious injuries and was conveyed by air ambulance to Raigmore Hospital Inverness. A three year-old child who was a passenger on the pedal cycle and the driver of the van were uninjured.”

He added: “The A9 was closed for 5 hours whilst officers from North Divisional Road Policing Unit carried out an investigation. Police Scotland are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the collision to contact them on 101.”

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