Two children are still receiving medical treatment in hospital for ‘serious’ injuries following a collision on the A9 Perth to Inverness road that claimed the life of a 31-year-old woman.
On Saturday, a spokesperson for Police Scotland confirmed that the pair – a seven-year-old boy and six-year-old girl – have been kept in Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, after the horrific collision which took place between a Honda Civic car and a van near Luncarty on Thursday, around 7.20pm.
The children and the woman were travelling in the car when it was involved in a head-on collision with the van on the A9.
Emergency crews arrived at the scene but were unable to save the woman’s life.
The 36-year-old driver of the car escaped with minor injuries, as did the 70-year-old driver of the van. He was taken to hospital as a precaution following the incident.
The two children were taken to hospital by ambulance where their family maintain a bedside vigil.
The road was closed in both directions for some time after the accident to allow police road traffic accident investigators time to assess the situation.
It’s understood a report on the accident will be sent to the procurator fiscal office once police investigations are complete.
The identification of the woman has not yet been released by Police Scotland.