Two women were taken to hospital following a crash on a major Aberdeen road.
The incident, which involved a car and a van, happened on North Anderson Drive at around 1pm yesterday.
It is understood that the crash was potentially serious.
Firefighters used hydraulic cutting equipment to free a casualty from the car before ambulance crews took the women to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.
Police closed the road in both directions and also shut Ashgrove Road West.
A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “We were called to reports of a two-vehicle crash on North Anderson Drive.”
A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokeswoman said: “We were called to reports of a two-vehicle collision on North Anderson Drive.
“We used hydraulic cutting gear.”
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The Scottish Ambulance Service said: “We received a call at 1.02pm to attend a road traffic collision at the junction of North Anderson Drive and Ashgrove Road West in Aberdeen.
“We dispatched two ambulances, our special operations team, our trauma team, two managers and a paramedic response unit to the scene.
“We transported two female patients to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.”
The road reopened at 9pm yesterday.