Cow killed in Highland road accident involving two vehicles

A tragic incident occurred on Friday night on the A9 near Tomatin, Inverness, when a cow was hit by two vehicles and died at the scene. A 14-year-old girl was also injured in the crash and taken to hospital for treatment.

How the crash happened

According to police, the crash involved a black Ford Ranger, a black Kia, and a cow that was on the road. The collision happened around 9.25 pm on Friday, February 7. The cow was killed instantly and later removed by a tractor. The Ford Ranger and the Kia were both damaged and had to be recovered.

The condition of the injured girl

One of the passengers in the Kia was a 14-year-old girl who suffered minor injuries in the crash. She was taken to Raigmore Hospital in Inverness for treatment. Her condition is not known at the moment, but police said she was expected to make a full recovery. The other occupants of the vehicles were not injured.

Cow dies in car crash near Scots

The response of the emergency services

The police, the fire brigade, and the ambulance service all attended the scene of the crash. The police closed the road for around two hours to conduct investigation works and to clear the debris. They also appealed for any witnesses or anyone with dashcam footage of the incident to contact them.

The impact of the crash on the local community

The crash caused shock and sadness among the local community, especially the owners of the cow and the farmers in the area. One of the locals, who did not want to be named, said: “It’s a terrible thing to happen. The cow must have wandered onto the road somehow and got hit by the cars. It’s very unlucky and very sad. I feel sorry for the girl who was hurt and the people who were involved in the crash. I hope they are all OK.”

Another local, who also wished to remain anonymous, said: “It’s a very dangerous road, especially at night. There are often animals on the road, like deer and sheep, and sometimes cows. You have to be very careful and drive slowly. I hope this crash will make people more aware of the risks and drive more safely.”

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