Two drivers had a lucky escape yesterday after their cars collided on a winding country road in Aberdeenshire.
A blue Nissan Almera and a red Subaru Outback were left wrecked following the crash on the B9077 Aberdeen to Banchory road at North Tilbouries, Maryculter.
Police and ambulance services both attended the accident, which happened around 10am.
The motorists were treated for minor injuries at the scene but it is understood no one needed to go to hospital.
The accident left the bonnet of the Subaru caved in and pieces of the Nissan strewn across the tarmac, with both windshields shattered.
The B9077 was shut for almost two hours from Drumoak’s Park crossroads to the B979 Maryculter to Stonehaven road junction following the incident.
The unclassified road between Drumoak and Durris was also blocked at Park Bridge.
A police spokesman said the closures were necessary since both vehicles had been left “immovable”.
He added: “There was no serious injury but because the road is not too big the cars needed to be mobilised.
“I think it was closed purely because the cars were blocking both lanes.”
The area had been affected by downpours of rain all morning.
Both cars were recovered and the road reopened by 11.30am.
The crash happened on the same day that eight people – including a small child and a baby – escaped injury in a four-car pile-up on the A96 Aberdeen to Inverness road.
Emergency services were called shortly before 1pm after a Ford Fiesta, an Audi Q3, a Peugeot 508 and a Vauxhall Corsa collided on the outskirts of Elgin, near Waulkmill House.