A HORSE was killed after being hit by a car on a North-east road.
The car struck the horse on the A944 Alford to Dunecht road, near Dockenwell at around 4pm yesterday.
The animal was on the loose at the time of the incident.
A vet was called to the scene and the animal was put down.
The road was closed while police waited for the vet to arrive, and the driver of the car was treated for minor injuries and shock.
A Police Scotland spokesman said: “Our understanding is the horse was loose in the middle of the road.
“The driver was treated for shock and minor injuries.”