A teenager who had to be cut from the wreckage of a north-east crash has been left with “serious injuries”.
Police Scotland are appealing for witnesses to the smash, which happened at 10.50pm on Saturday on the unclassified Cruden Bay to Gask road.
A 17-year-old boy was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary with what police described as “serious injuries” following the incident.
The teenager was the driver and sole occupant of a white Vauxhall Corsa car and had to be freed from the wreckage by firefighters.
The road was closed for several hours while officers carried out investigations into the crash, which was described by police as a “serious road traffic collision”.
Road policing sergeant Colin Matheson said: “We would like to hear from anyone who saw a white Vauxhall Corsa at the time of the collision or in the area beforehand.
“Anyone with any information should contact Police Scotland on 101 quoting reference number 5302 of May 19.”
A spokesman for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service confirmed the teenager was cut free from the vehicle, adding: “We got the call at 10.55pm.
“There was one male trapped that we extracted. There were two sets of hydraulic rescue equipment in use.
“The male was left in the care of the paramedics.”
The spokesman added that two units, one from Peterhead and one from Ellon, had been sent to the scene, with the stop message coming back at 11.30pm.
Peterhead South and Cruden councillor Stephen Smith said crashes on the route were “rare” and urged anyone with information to contact police.
He said: “I’m very sorry to hear this and hope the individual concerned makes a swift recovery.
“Unlike other side roads, this road is fairly wide as it is the main route to the Stoneyhill Landfill site so accidents on it are quite rare.
“If anyone has any information which could assist about the accident then I’d urge them to contact the police.”