Three women have been left with serious injuries after being hit by a car in a north-east town.
Police Scotland has appealed for witnesses after a silver Ford Fiesta struck the pedestrians and two parked cars on Burn Lane in Inverurie about 3pm.
The three women, aged 40, 54 and 76, were taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary with serious injuries.
The 82-year-old male driver of the car was taken to hospital with minor injuries and has since been released.
The road was closed for several hours following the incident with a police cordon stretching between the town’s Constitution Street and Station Road.
Sergeant Andrew Meikleham, of the road policing department, said: “Anyone who witnessed the collision or who saw the silver Ford Fiesta beforehand, is urged to contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting reference number 2280 of November 16, 2018.
“The road was closed for several hours while emergency services attended the scene but has now reopened and we pass on our thanks to road users and local people for their patience during this time.”
A spokesman for the Scottish Ambulance Service said: “We received a call at 2.58pm hours today to attend an incident on Burn Lane in Inverurie.
“We dispatched three ambulances, our special operations team, a paramedic response unit and a manager to the scene. Three people have been transported to hospital.”
Stagecoach advised its passengers there would be delays as a result of congestion following the incident.