A twelve-year-old girl was treated in intensive care after being hit by a car in the north-east on her way home from school.
The youngster, a pupil at The Gordon Schools in Huntly, had just got off a school bus when the car collided with her on the A96 at Colpy at 4.20pm on Friday.
Police and paramedics were called to the scene and the girl received treatment at the roadside.
She was then taken by ambulance to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary (ARI).
The girl was treated in intensive care but has since been moved onto a general ward, where she remained yesterday.
It is understood that, seconds after the girl got off the bus, the bus’s driver saw the collision in his rear-view mirror. He parked the bus in the road to protect the girl from other traffic until emergency services arrived.
Police said they have established the circumstances surrounding the collision and are not carrying out inquiries.
A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “A road traffic collision happened on the A96 near the turn off for the Loch Insch Fishery at around 4.20pm on Friday.
“The collision involved a 12-year-old girl and a vehicle. She was taken to ARI and her injuries were not life threatening.”
A Scottish Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “We received a call at 4.19pm on Friday to attend an incident on the A96.
“We dispatched one ambulance to the scene and one child was transported to ARI.”
An Aberdeenshire Council spokesperson said: “A pupil was struck by a car shortly after getting off a school bus at around 4.15pm on Friday.
“The pupil was treated at the scene by paramedics before being taken to the intensive care unit at ARI.
“She has since been transferred to a general ward. We wish her a speedy recovery.
“We are working alongside Police Scotland and the bus company on investigating the accident.”