A schoolgirl was treated in intensive care at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary after being hit by a car seconds after she had got off a school bus.
The youngster was on her way home from school and got off the bus at the Lock Insch Fishery junction of the A96 near Colpy at 4.20pm on Friday when a car hit her.
Police and paramedics attended the scene and the girl was taken to the hospital where she was treated in intensive care before being moved to a general ward.
An Aberdeenshire Council spokesman said: “A pupil was struck by a car shortly after getting off a school bus at around 4:15pm on Friday
“The accident occurred at the Loch Insch Fishery junction of the A96.
“The pupil was treated at the scene by paramedics before being taken to the intensive care unit at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.
“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.”