A minibus which had just dropped children off at an Aberdeenshire primary school was involved in a crash with a van and a car yesterday morning.
The minibus had taken a group of pupils to Catterline Primary School, south of Stonehaven, when the collision occurred shortly before 9am.
Police said one person was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary but the ambulance service confirmed their injuries did not appear to be life-threatening.
Police were called and an ambulance crew remained at the spot on the A92 Stonehaven to Montrose road until around 11.30am.
The road was partially blocked in both directions while the scene was cleared.
A number of accidents, some serious, have occurred on the stretch of road between Stonehaven and Montrose in recent years, with concerns repeatedly raised by community council groups in Catterline, Gourdon, Inverbervie, Johnshaven and St Cyrus.
In October, two children and a woman suffered serious injuries after a crash at Mill of Uras, one of two accidents on the road within 24 hours.
Local councillor George Carr said: “With several growing communities round about, we’ve had increased traffic flows on this road and there are a lot of junctions.
“I know police have undertaken initiatives, including at Catterline, to try and improve road safety so it’s disappointing that there’s been another accident there.
“My thoughts are obviously with those affected.”