Two motorists were taken to hospital in Inverness yesterday afternoon after a crash on the A9.
The three-car smash happened on a single carriageway section at Wade Bridge south of Dalwhinnie.
A lone woman driver was trapped in her car for an hour after it collided with a van and a 4×4 at 2.30pm.
Her car engine was dislodged on to the road by the impact and the van overturned.
Firefighters from Aviemore, Kingussie and Newtonmore used hydraulic cutting gear to release her from the vehicle.
The van was left on its side in the middle of the road. The male driver, who was also alone, was able to get out of the vehicle before emergency services arrived.
He and the woman were both taken to Raigmore Hospital in Inverness.
Police said last night that their injuries were not thought to be life-threatening.
The occupants of the 4×4 were not injured.
The road was closed in both directions while police, fire and ambulance dealt with the accident.
Debris was strewn across the road, including the engine of the car. Fuel from the vehicles also spilled on to the road.
Queues several miles long built up in both directions on the A9, and at the Dalwhinnie junction.
One lane was re-opened at 4pm and the road fully re-opened just after 5pm.