Five people were taken to hospital after a crash on a north-east road.
Emergency services were called to the B9119 Tarland to Echt road near Tillylodge at 9.05pm yesterday.
The collision, which involved a Volkswagen Up and a Volkswagen Tiguan, is being investigated by police.
The 17-year-old driver of the Volkswagen Up and two passengers in the Tiguan, aged 67 and 68, were taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary by ambulance, having sustained serious injuries.
A 68-year-old male, who was the driver of the Tiguan, and his 65-year-old female passenger were also taken to hospital to be treated for minor injuries.
Sergeant Peter Henderson, of the road policing department, said: “An investigation is under way to establish the circumstances of this collision.
“I would urge anyone who saw either vehicle prior to the collision or witnessed the incident itself and who has not yet spoken to police to contact us on 101, quoting incident number PS-20190421-4686.
“Similarly if you believe you have dash cam footage relevant to this inquiry please let us know.”