A north-east man has appeared in court accused of falling asleep at the wheel and crashing.
Trevor Fish, 57, appeared at Aberdeen Sheriff Court over the matter.
He is accused of dangerous driving on the A93 Banchory to Aboyne road near its junction with the Potarch Bridge on June 27.
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It is alleged he fell asleep at the wheel, crossed into the opposing carriageway and collided with another car, injuring himself and two others.
Fish, of Ladywood Drive, Aboyne, denies the charge and is due to appear again in February.