A woman has been taken to hospital following a two car crash on a “notorious” stretch of a major road.
An emergency team was flown in to provide treatment on the A90 northbound, near Fordoun and the woman was then transported to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary via ambulance.
Her injuries are not thought to be life threatening.
Emergency services attended the incident at around 3.30pm and a team from the Emergency Medical Retrieval Service was quickly airlifted from their base at Aberdeen Airport to provide treatment on scene by Helimed 79 – Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance.
The road remained closed for several hours to allow the vehicles to be removed from the road and it later reopened just before 7pm.
Mearns councillor, Jeff Hutchison, said the stretch of road was “notorious”.
“It’s a dangerous stretch of the road – all of these junctions on the A90 and Mearns are very dangerous.
“My thoughts are with the injured woman and her family. I’m sure the police will investigate to find out what caused the accident.
“I really hope the injured lady pulls through and this reminds people of how dangerous the road is.”
A Police spokeswoman said: “We received a report of a two-vehicle crash on the A90 near Fordoun.
“Emergency services attended and a woman was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary for injuries that aren’t believed to be life threatening.”
Fire crews were also called out to the incident to provide assistance to the ambulance service and stayed on the scene for just under an hour.
There has been several crashes on this stretch of road before and local representatives have urged people to be careful while travelling on the A90.