A man suffered serious injuries after his van collided with a tree on a North-east road.
The motorist was driving a Ford Transit van on the B9170 near Cuminestown at 9.45am today when the van hit a tree.
Police were called to the scene and firefighters used hydraulic cutting equipment to cut off the door and free the man.
Paramedics then took him to hospital where he is now receiving treatment.
A Police Scotland spokesman said: “Officers from the Traffic Unit were called to a one-vehicle collision on the B9170.
“One person was involved and suffered serious but not life-threatening or life-changing.”
A Fire Service spokesman said: “Our officers helped to make the scene safe and to convey the casualty to paramedics.”