A police officer is in critical condition after a serious crash on the A90 last night.
Two men were seriously injured in the crash between a police dog van and a car just south of Peterhead at 11.50pm on Tuesday.
The A90 has now re-opened after being closed this morning between Auchiries and Longhaven for investigations to take place.
Two vehicles were involved, one a marked Police Scotland Peugeot Partner van and the other a blue Vauxhall Astra car.
At the time the Police Scotland van was being driven by a 46-year-old male dog handler who was on duty, along with two police dogs in the back.
The Vauxhall Astra was driven by a 58-year-old man.
Both drivers were taken to Aberdeen hospital after being cut free from their cars by fire and rescue crews.
The Police Scotland officer’s condition is described as critical while the other man is described as stable.
The family of the officer is aware.of the incident but police are currently trying to trace the family of the other man.
Road Policing Inspector Jon Barron said: “Our inquiries into the circumstances of this crash are obviously still at an early stage. I would be very keen to speak with anyone who may have seen either vehicle shortly beforehand, or anyone who witnessed the collision and who hasn’t yet been spoken to by Police. Please contact us on 101.”
The A90 was closed for several hours while collision investigators studied the scene and examined both vehicles. The road has since re-opened.
The police dogs were taken to a local vet for examination. One appears to be uninjured. The other does not appear to be seriously injured but is still being assessed.