An elderly man was taken to hospital after a serious crash between a lorry and a car on the A90.
The incident was a mile south of Hatton and involved a car and a lorry at 2.45pm yesterday.
A man, described by emergency services as elderly, had to be cut free from the car and was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.
A woman and another man were also involved in the crash – but were out of their vehicles before the emergency services arrived on the scene.
A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “We received a call about a collision on the A90 about one mile south of Hatton.
“One male is injured and has been taken to hospital.”
A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: “The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service was requested at 2.46pm on Friday July 6 to assist emergency service partners following reports of a road traffic collision involving two vehicles near Hatton, Aberdeenshire.
“Operations Control mobilised three fire engines to the scene, on the A90.”
A spokeswoman added: “One elderly male was trapped in the car and was cut free by the fire service.
“We used one cutter spreader and a hydraulic ram.
“The casualty was left in the care of the ambulance service.
“The driver of the heavy goods vehicle and an elderly woman in the car were out of vehicles before our arrival.”
— Traffic Scotland (@trafficscotland) July 6, 2018