Emergency services were called to a north-east road after a car struck a horse.
Police officers were called to the B9001 in Rothienorman at 6.30am this morning.
Part of the road was closed while officers were at the scene, however it has now reopened.
A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “We were called to Rothienorman, a driver struck an animal on the road.
“The road was reopened at 7.45am.”