Two women were in a serious condition in hospital today after being hit by a car in a North-east village.
The incident happened in The Square of the Aberdeenshire fishing village of Portsoy.
A 50-year-old woman was airlifted to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary (ARI) with serious injuries after she was struck by a red Kia Venga.
She is suffering from serious leg injuries.
Another women was taken by ambulance to ARI also suffering from serious leg injuries.
Two other women were taken to hospital with minor injuries.
A Scottish Ambulance Service spokesman said: “We had to take four casualties to hospital.
“One patient was flown to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary with serious leg injuries.
“Another woman was taken by road to ARI also with serious leg injuries.
“We cannot confirm if the injuries are life threatening.
“The other two were described as walking wounded.”
Local councillor Ian Gray, who lives just 400 metres from The Square, said: “When I heard the news about the four people being injured in The Square, it came as quite a shock to me.
“You don’t expect something like this to happen in such a small square.
“My thoughts are with the people involved and their friends and family.”