Three motorists were left trapped in their vehicles this afternoon following a serious collision between a marked police car and a fellow motorist on the A9.
The collision involving a Black Mazda and a marked police car occured on the A9 just north of Delny around 3pm today.
Two passengers in the Black Mazda and one on-duty officer in the police vehicle were left trapped for some time as emergency services raced to the scene.
Police confirmed their vehicle was travelling along the trunk road in response to an emergency call in Alness when it collided with a fellow motorist.
Police were first notified of the collision around 3.05pm dispatching multiple units to the scene.
Four fire appliances were also dispatched to the scene, travelling from Dornoch, Inverness, Dingwall and Blintore.
Firefighters remained at the scene until 5.50pm, alongside paramedics and police from across the region.
A coastguard search and rescue helicopter was also in attendance, following the serious nature of the crash.
The helicopter left the scene around 5.20pm before arriving at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary shortly before 6pm.
It’s unknown at this time how many casualties were onboard.
The road remains closed in borth directions, with motorists being advised to avoid the area.
A diversion remains in place with motorists being diverted through Kildary.