Two motorcyclists have been seriously injured in a horror crash on a Highland road.
Police confirmed last night that a 36-year-old man and a teenager had been taken to Raigmore Hospital after the accident on the A862 near Conon Bridge.
A spokeswoman for the force said their injuries are being “treated as serious”.
The accident happened on the A862 between Conon Bridge and Muir of Ord, at the junction with the minor road to Bishop Kinkell.
The two casualties are both understood to have been travelling on a Kawasaki motorcycle, which was involved in the collision with a black Nissan X-Trail 4×4.
Police described the scene of the accident as being just past the Devil’s Bridge on the A862.
The Nissan 4×4 came to rest in the middle of the road.
It suffered impact damage to the front corner on the driver’s side of the vehicle.
The black motorcycle suffered considerable damage with a substantial part of the bodywork ripped away from the vehicle completely, coming to rest a short distance away from the damaged bike.
Littered around the two vehicles was a considerable amount of bodywork which appeared to have shattered off the motorcycle around the scene.
A spokesman for the fire service confirmed they were not required to attend at the scene of the crash.
The road was kept closed for several hours last night as police carried out their investigations into the evening.
The crash was close to the scene of a fatal accident which happened on Hogmanay.
Andy Thursby died just a few miles away on the A862 nearer Muir of Ord.
The 76-year-old worked as a handyman at Beaufort Castle estate.
He died after a three-vehicle collision on the road while driving from his home on the estate to Dingwall.