Emergency services dealt with a serious two vehicle crash near on the A835 which left one man trapped within his car.
The incident, believed to have involved a car and a van, occurred on the A835 between Garve and Tarvie at 6.30pm. A 21-year-old man was seriously injured.
A police spokeswoman confirmed that the man had been cut free from the car by 9.30pm.
Cutting gear was used to help gain access to the car.
The collision involving a blue Volkswagen Bora and a green and white Peugeot Boxer van happened a mile west of Tarvie at about 18:25 on Sunday.
The man, who was driving the car, has been receiving treatment at Raigmore Hospital in Inverness.
A female passenger in the car was also treated at Raigmore before she was later released.
The driver of the van was assessed at the scene and did not require further treatment.
The road was closed for a police investigation. It was reopened to traffic at about 02:30 this morning.
Police Scotland has appealed for information on the crash.
Constable Calum Macaulay said: “Our inquiries are ongoing into the circumstances and we have already spoken to a number of witnesses.
“I would ask anyone who witnessed the collision or saw these vehicles prior to the incident and has not yet spoken to police to get in touch as soon as possible.”
Two appliances from the fire service, one from Dingwall and Beauly, have been dispatched to the scene alongside police officers and paramedics.