Elderly tourists hurt as coach overturns
Thirteen holidaymakers were injured today when their coach overturned.
The bus, travelling from the Highlands to Warrington, crashed on the A9 near Dalwhinnie in Inverness-shire.
Some of the elderly passengers, all from north west England, had to be cut free from the single-decker coach.
Four people and the bus driver were taken to local hospitals with non-life threatening injuries, police said.
The other nine travellers who were hurt were described as walking wounded.
A total of 33 people were on the Stratton-bound coach which overturned just before 9am. No other vehicles were involved.
The A9 was temporarily closed in both directions as police, ambulance and fire crews attended the scene.
A spokesman for the coach tour operator, Shearings, said: "We are aware of the incident and have trained Shearings representatives with passengers and others on their way to Scotland.
"The driver of the coach is being treated at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee.
"Another two passengers have been taken to Raigmore Hospital, Inverness, and a further two passengers are at Perth Royal Infirmary.
"The remaining 29 passengers have gone to a local hotel.
"Shearings will ensure passengers are transported home at the earliest opportunity."
A Northern Constabulary spokeswoman said: "Arrangements will be made for the onward transfer of these people as soon as possible.
"Efforts are being made to fully re-open the A9 as soon as possible."
- 1 'Not suppost to cry': 9-year-old lists the worst things about being a boy
- 2 Lee Evans announces his retirement from comedy on The Jonathan Ross Show
- 3 Iggy Azalea responds to Eminem rape lyrics: 'I'm bored of old men threatening young women'
- 4 These grandmas smoking weed for the first time are wonderful
- 5 Pastafarian former porn star Asia Lemmon allowed to wear colander in driving licence photo
Duchess of Alba dead: Billionaire Spanish duchess who lived life by her own rules, dies at 88
New York snowstorm: Death toll rises to 10 as residents battle with further snowfall
Chelsea balcony collapse: Two people dead and six injured in London
Woman opens professional cuddling shop – gets 10,000 customers in first week
Bill Cosby rape allegations explained: Why are these allegations coming out now? And why has nobody taken legal action?
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
'Muslims pre-date Columbus in discovering America,' says Turkish president Erdogan
Rochester by-election: Labour MP Emily Thornberry resigns after posting white van and England flags tweet
France 'blocks' Russian sailors from boarding a warship
Former Tory PM Sir John Major says 'we would not have an NHS without migrants'
Revealed: How the world gets rich – from privatising British public services
£8 - £12 per hour: Recruitment Genius: To assist a young family with the care ...
£20000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: A Customer Service Executive is required...
£55000 - £70000 per annum: Argyll Scott International: My client, a world lead...
Negotiable: Argyll Scott International: My client, a world leading services pr...