Police are appealing for witnesses after a car left the A9 and hit trees in the Highlands.
A silver Vauhxhall Astra left the road near Delny at around 3.50pm yesterday.
A 46-year-old man – the driver and sole occupant – was taken to Raigmore Hospital in Inverness and subsequently transferred to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary for treatment to serious injuries.
The road was closed until around 9.20pm to allow for an investigation at the scene.
Road Policing Sergeant Donnie Mackinnon said: “We are working to establish the full circumstances of this collision and I would ask any witnesses to come forward.
“This includes anyone who may have seen the vehicle, which was travelling north, before the collision happened or who may have seen the car leaving the road.
“I would ask anyone who was on the A9 on Thursday afternoon to review any dashcam footage they may have and let us know if find anything of note.
“You can pass on information by calling 101 and quoting incident 2382 of September 5.
“I would also thank anyone who was affected the road closure for their patience and understanding.”