A woman was taken to hospital yesterday morning after smashing her car into telegraph pole on a north-east road.
The incident happened at around 8.30am on the A97 Huntly to Aberchirder road, near Bogniebrae.
Emergency services headed to the scene just five miles east of Huntly, where they discovered a car had overturned and one female was trapped inside.
The blue VW Beetle was lying off the road and the female driver could not escape.
Fire crews used hydraulic cutting equipment to free the woman, before she was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.
The road was closed by police until it had been cleared and the vehicle had been recovered.
A police spokeswoman subsequently confirmed a blue VW Beetle car had left the road and overturned, but added: “We do not believe the casualty incurred any serious injuries, but she was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary for treatment.
“We remained at the scene until the road was re-opened and made safe.”
The female driver is believed to be in her thirties.
The road was closed whilst firefighters released the woman from her car, but it had re-opened by 11am.
A fire service spokesman added: “The car had collided with a telegraph pole and two crews attended, one from Aberchirder and one from Huntly.
“We used stabilising equipment, hydraulic cutting equipment and a winch to release a female driver from the car, who was then tranferred to hospital by the ambulance service.”
A Scottish Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “We received a call at 8.25am on Friday, November 17 to attend a road traffic collision on the A97 at Huntly.
“We dispatched one ambulance to the scene and one female patient in her thirties was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.”