View across the Outer Harbour of Stornoway

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Newmarket crash

Police have today released the name of the casualty who was killed in a two-car crash at Newmarket, a mile or two outside Stornoway, on Monday afternoon. She was Karin Prior, an occupational therapist aged 50. Her work colleague is critically ill in hospital in Inverness. The driver of the other vehicle sustained non-life threatening injuries. Although Karin was due to be transferred to Inverness as well, she passed away before this was possible. Local news website Hebrides News has printed a heart-rending tribute by Karin's daughter, Bethany.

My thoughts go out to Karin's family and friends as they come to terms with their loss.


  1. That's such a shame. I hate to hear of early deaths like that. She apparently had a lot to offer her community.

  2. Oh Dear isn't it awful.Such a young age too,and everything to live for.So sad.Prayers gone up,for all who this has affected Guido.Have nice Thursday.Take Care God Bless Kath xx