A man was taken to hospital yesterday after two cars collided with a lorry near Ellon.
The accident happened on the A90 Aberdeen to Peterhead road, near the Auchmacoy roundabout to the north of the town, at about 2.50pm.
Emergency services attended, and firefighters used cutting gear to free a man from the wreckage of a white Hyundai.
The 30-year-old was taken by ambulance to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary where his condition is described as “serious but not life threatening.”
Nobody from the other vehicles involved – a lorry and grey Ford Focus – were injured, but the busy road was blocked.
Speaking at the scene, Constable Ian Lind said: “There was a three-vehicle crash just before 2pm.
“A man has been taken to hospital with neck and back injuries.
“One car collided with the lorry and another car then crashed into them afterwards, as a sort of domino effect.”
One woman working at a nearby burger van described hearing a “huge bang” around the time of the crash.
Officers worked to get the traffic moving as quickly as possible once the vehicles had been recovered.
The Ford Focus was not badly damaged in the smash, and the lorry’s front bumper was badly crushed.
The fire crews, from Ellon and Aberdeen Central, left the scene at about 2.45pm.
The road was fully reopened about 3.30pm.