An elderly woman was seriously injured in a road accident in Ross-shire yesterday.
The 86-year-old was the passenger in a Nissan driven by a man of the same age which was in collision with a Peugeot near Conon Bridge.
The two pensioners were taken to Raigmore Hospital after the 10.45am crash.
The incident occurred on the A835 at the junction of the A835 Tore to Dingwall road, where the B9163 diverts towards Conon Bridge.
The red Nissan Note, which was travelling south at the time, was involved in the incident with a northbound black Peugeot 207 car.
The elderly man and woman in the Nissan Note were transferred to hospital following the incident. The woman is described as having sustained serious injuries.
As a result of the collision, emergency services personnel closed the road in both directions for around four hours, with diversions put in place to accompany passing motorists.
Two fire crews from Dingwall were tasked to the scene where hydraulic cutting equipment was used to free one of the casualties involved.
A spokesman for the Scottish Ambulance Service said: “We received a call at 1041 hours to attend a road traffic incident on the A835 at the junction between Conon Bridge and Dingwall. We dispatched two ambulances to the scene and transported two patients to Raigmore Hospital.”
Police yesterday issued an appeal for information relating to the incident, with Sergeant Donnie Mackinnon saying: “Our enquiries into this collision are ongoing and I would urge anyone with information which could help us to come forward.
“I would ask anyone who may have dashcam footage of the vehicles or witnessed the collision to get in touch as soon as possible.”
Anyone with information relating to the incident can contact Police Scotland on 101.