The chairwoman of a north-east community council has been charged in connection with a crash that left a woman seriously injured.
Pauline Thomson was airlifted to hospital with a fractured skull and bleeding on the brain after being hit by a car just yards from her home in Huntly in May.
Last night, the Crown Office confirmed a 57-year-old woman had appeared in court in connection with the incident.
Hilda Lumsden-Gill, who is chairwoman of Huntly Community Council, faces a charge of causing serious injury by driving dangerously.
She made no plea during a brief private hearing at Aberdeen Sheriff Court and was released on bail.
A date for her next appearance has not yet been set.
In November, Mrs Thomson told the Press and Journal that six months after the accident, she was still struggling to get back to full health.
The mother-of-four had popped out on a message when she was knocked down outside her home in Bogie Street.
She was airlifted to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary and spent two weeks in hospital, but is still undergoing various scans as she is suffering from dizziness and headaches every day.
The 33-year-old also claimed she had been left with speech problems, memory loss and mood swings – which can be so bad she sometimes has to escape to her bed to get away from everyday irritants, such as noise.
Doctors wanted Mrs Thomson to stay off work for a year, but she went back to her job at Asda after three months as she was scared she would forget what to do.
As well as her ongoing health problems, Mrs Thomson said the accident had left her frightened when she goes out, and that it took her weeks to be able to walk down the road where the collision happened.