Tragedy as toddler, 2, dies from injuries after horror A-road car smash

A two-year-old boy has tragically lost his life after an horrific car accident in the Scottish highlands.

Police have today confirmed that little Iain Mackay, from Wick, passed away at the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow after the smash on the A99.

Emergency services were called to the crash site at Occumster around 4.45pm on Sunday, August 22, after a blue Peugeot 208 collided with a blue Nissan Qashqai.

Iain was rushed to hospital but sadly could not be saved and has died as a result of his injuries.

Two women, the 25-year-old driver of the Peugeot and her 26-year-old passenger, both from the Peugeot, were also taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary with serious injuries.

The 44-year-old driver of the Nissan was also seriously injured in the crash and she was taken to taken to nearby Raigmore Hospital.

The road was closed in both directions for several hours after the incident and the public were asked to avoid the area if possible and take alternative routes around Lybster.

Locals reported that an air ambulance was at the scene of the crash along with other emergency service vehicles.

Road Policing officers are continuing to appeal for witnesses to come forward, reports the Daily Record, and they would particularly like to speak to several unknown motorists who assisted at the scene.

Sergeant David Miller, from the Dingwall Road Policing Unit, said: “At this time, our thoughts are very much with Iain’s family, following their unbearably tragic loss.

“Three women also sustained serious injuries as a result of this incident and we are appealing for anyone with information to please assist our enquiries, as we work to establish the full circumstances.

“If you were in the area and may have seen either of the cars involved, or have possible dashcam footage which could help our investigation, please get in touch with police.”

Anyone with information can contact police via 101, quoting incident number 2828 of 22 August.

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