An investigation has been launched after a police car crashed into traffic lights en route to an emergency in Aberdeen.
The accident happened on Great Northern Road, close to its junction with Don Street, at around 5am yesterday.
A police spokeswoman said the officers were not injured but the car, a dog handling unit, was damaged.
An investigation will be carried out to find out exactly what happened.
The car was responding to an emergency call relating to a housebreaking in the city at the time of the crash.
The road was partially blocked for more than an hour following the crash, causing delays for rushhour motorists.
A set of traffic lights was also knocked down.
A police spokeswoman said: “The officer driving the vehicle was responding to an emergency call.
“There will be an investigation carried out as is standard with all incidents involving police vehicles.”
Meanwhile, two people were taken to hospital following a three-vehicle crash on the A90 during yesterday morning’s rushhour.
The incident happened on the northbound carriageway of the busy Stonehaven to Aberdeen route at Muchalls at about 7.25am.
A spokesman for the fire service said that three fire engines from Stonehaven and Altens attended the scene.
Firefighters used cutting gear to free a casualty from one of the vehicles.
Two ambulances were also called to the scene and paramedics transferred two patients to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.
A police spokeswoman said their injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.
However, the crash led to heavy congestion on the A90.
A section of the road was closed northbound for around two hours and diversions were put in place via the Netherley road.
A minor crash also happened on the southbound carriageway of the A90, just moments after the first, causing further delays.