Transport Scotland to probe A82 accident blackspot

corran ferry crashTransport Scotland is to investigate a series of accidents on a 100-yard stretch of the A82 road south of Fort William.

It is understood the survey will centre on whether the road surface quality is a contributing factor to the crash toll.

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Two dead in Connel head-on collision

police-scotlandA 32-year-old Oban man and a 74-year-old woman have died following a two-car head-on collision on the outskirts of Connel on Thursday evening,August 1 2013.

Several other people –including three children –were injured in the accident at around 6.45pm on the A85 just east of the Old Shore Road turn-off,before the 30mph signs.

Oban police have appealed for anyone who witnessed the crash to contact them.

The 74-year-old woman who died was a passenger in a blue Honda CRV. The 32-year-old man who died was travelling in a blue Vauxhall Vectra.

A 32-year-old woman,who was driving the Vauxhall Vectra,was taken by helicopter to Glasgow’s Southern General Hospital,where her condition was described as critical but stable.

Three children,aged two,five and 14,who were also in the car,were treated for minor injuries at Oban’s Lorn and Islands¬† Hospital and released on Friday.

The 51-year-old woman driver of the Honda CRV and two other female passengers,aged 49 and 46,were also treated for minor injuries at hospital in Oban.

Motorcyclist dies near Inveraray after bike leaves the road

police-scotlandA 67-year-old man from Dumbarton has died following a road crash on the A83 near Inveraray on Wednesday June 26 2013.

Around two miles north of Inveraray at about 4pm,  it would appear that he lost control and the bike left the road. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

No other vehicles were involved in the crash. The road was closed for several hours to allow investigations.

Inspector Adam McKenzie,  Road Policing Department,Dumbarton,is appealing for anyone who may have seen the accident to contact 01389 822000.

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A85 re-opens near Dalmally

The A85 has reopened at Strone Hill,east of Dalmally,following a three-car accident at around 1.30pm.
One lane is open until diesel has been cleaned from the road.
It is not thought ant of those involved have life-threatening injuries.

Pedestrian killed after being struck by car on A85

A pedestrian has been fatally injured after being struck by a car on the A85 in the early hours of Saturday morning,August 25 2012. Continue reading Pedestrian killed after being struck by car on A85

A86 closed at Kinloch Laggan

A male motorcyclist has been airlifted to Raigmore Hospital with a serious head injury following a road traffic collision on the A86 at Kinloch Laggan.

Continue reading A86 closed at Kinloch Laggan

Accident in Connel

AN ACCIDENT involving two lorries to the east of Connel has been cleared,police have confirmed.

THE A85 was reopened at 4.15pm after being closed since the smash around 6.30am.

Accident in Connel

AN ACCIDENT involving two lorries to the east of Connel continues to disrupt morning traffic.

Continue reading Accident in Connel

Man dies after cliff fall on Staffa

A TOURIST has died after falling 50-feet down a cliff above Clamshell Cave on the island of Staffa yesterday,Friday July 6.

Continue reading Man dies after cliff fall on Staffa

A828 closed at Creagan Inn

The A828,between Connel and Ballachulish,is currently closed just beyond the Creagan Inn following a two-car accident which happened around 3.45pm.

Two people in one car and a third in the other car had to be cut out of their vehicles.

Three helicopters were called to the scene along with police and fire and rescue services. One of the victims was airlifted to the Southern General in Glasgow,a second to the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley and the third was taken by ambulance to Lorn and the Isles Hospital in Oban. Two of the victims are understood to be in a critical condition.

It is expected that the road will be closed for several hours while crash scene investigators work at the scene .

Smaller vehicles are being diverted via Old Station track but a number of larger vehicles are stationary at the scene.



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