A four-vehicle collision in Inverness Saturday afternoon resulted in injuries to 11 people, only five of whom were hospitalized.
Though police and paramedics' initial call to the crash at Glencrest Drive and Dundee Roads at 1:18 p.m. reported a need for extrication, Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District crews found no entrapment of the vehicles' occupants when they arrived.
Fire district officials said the injuries to the five people transported to area hospitals were not considered life-threatening.
Inverness police further clarified that none of the injuries were considered serious.
With the investigation completed Saturday evening, a citation was expected to be issued to one driver for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.
That driver started the chain of events by rear-ending the vehicle ahead, police said.
The driver of the struck vehicle, in an effort to avoid the vehicle in front, tried to take evasive action but struck both a vehicle in the oncoming lane as well as bumping the one directly ahead, police said.