An 18-year-old woman is in a critical condition at hospital today following a crash on the A90 that left five other people with serious injuries.
The accident happened on the Peterhead-Aberdeen road yesterday evening near Toll of Birness.
Two cars – a silver Volkswagen Passat and a white Peugeot 207 – collided at around 6pm, just south of the junction with the A952.
The 18-year-old was the front seat passenger travelling southbound in the Peugeot.
Police today described her injuries as serious and said she was in a critical condition at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.
The 18-year-old female driver and the rear seat passengers – two 18-year-old men – suffered serious but not life threatening injuries.
A 66-year-old woman who was a front seat passenger in the Passat has suffered life threatening injuries, while the 70-year-old male driver is being treated for serious but not life threatening injuries.
The road was closed while crash investigators examined the scene. It reopened around 3am today.
Road Policing Sergeant Peter Henderson said: “Inquiries are ongoing and we have already spoken with a number of witnesses. I would appeal to anyone who was in the area at the time and saw either vehicle in the lead-up to this incident, or indeed the collision itself, to please get in touch.
“Likewise if any motorists believe they may have dashcam footage which could assist our enquiries, I would urge you to come forward.
“Anyone with information can contact Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 in confidence.”