Two children have been left seriously injured following a horror smash on the A9 involving a bus full of schoolkids.
Cops have launched an investigation after a car burst into flames following a two-vehicle crash with a bus.
The incident happened south of Inverness at around 4.45pm on Saturday, June 19.
Four fire crews raced to the scene to tackle the blaze and the road remained closed for a number of hours while investigations were carried out
It has now been revealed the crash involved a bus carrying 39 people, including 36 schoolkids, and a silver Skoda Octavia car driven by a 45-year-old woman with two child passengers, aged nine and seven-years-old.
The driver of the car was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary with serious injuries, while the two child passengers were rushed to Raigmore Hospital, police confirmed.
A 48-year-old man, the co-driver driver of the bus, was also seriously hurt and was taken Raigmore Hospital.
The rest of the people involved in the horror smash, the 64-year-old driver of the bus and thirty-six secondary school children and their teacher, made a lucky escape and were not seriously hurt.