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Man hurt in sewage lorries crash

One of the lorries involved in the crash
Three lorries and two cars were involved in the crash

A man has been seriously injured in a crash involving three lorries and two cars on the A9 at Dunkeld.

The accident happened shortly before 1000 GMT and resulted in a lorry crashing into trees which then fell on parked cars at Dunkeld railway station.

A Scottish Water tanker carrying raw sewage collided with a stationary lorry also carrying sewage.

It then crossed into the opposite carriageway and collided with a northbound lorry and two cars.

The northbound lorry subsequently left the road and hit several trees which toppled onto a number of cars parked in the car park at Dunkeld rail station.

The driver of the stationary Scottish Water lorry was trapped in his cab for about two hours while a trauma team from Ninewells Hospital attended to his injuries.

He had to be cut free from the vehicle and has since been taken by ambulance to Ninewells Hospital where his condition was said to be "serious".

A number of the other drivers and passengers involved were treated for shock at the scene.

The A9 was blocked with diversions put in place though Birnam.

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