Four people have been taken to hospital following a three-vehicle crash on the A96, east of Inverness.
Police, fire and paramedic crews were called to the A96 Inverness to Aberdeen road around 3.50pm on Friday, November 10 after reports of a collision.
The incident happened between Newton of Petty and Tornagrain, close to the Balloch junction.
Four taken to hospital
Four people were taken to Raigmore Hospital for treatment.
One female driver remains in hospital in ‘serious but stable’ condition, while the other three have been discharged.
The road has now been reopened after being closed for four hours.
In a statement, a police spokesman said: “The incident took place around 3.50pm on Friday, November 10.
“It involved a Renault Megane Scenic, a Peugeot 307 and a Nissan Cabstar.
“Four people were taken to Raigmore Hospital for treatment. The female driver of the Renault remains in hospital, where her condition is described as serious, but stable.
“The driver and two passengers of the Nissan have been discharged, whilst the driver of the Peugeot did not require hospital treatment.
“The road was closed for around 4 hours to allow for investigation and vehicle recovery.”
Firefighters use cutting gear at A96 crash
The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service was made aware of the incident at around 3.55pm.
Three appliances from Inverness were tasked to the scene.
Upon arrival, firefighters used cutting gear and small tools and ensured the vehicles were safe.
The stop message was received at around 4.41pm.
Police appeal for information
Now Police are appealing for witnesses and information following the incident.
Sergeant Alasdair MacKay, from the Dingwall Road Policing Unit, said: “We are appealing for anyone who was on the A96 near Balloch and either witnessed the crash or believes they saw the vehicles involved beforehand, to please get in touch.
“If you have any information which may assist our inquiries, or any potential dashcam footage, please call police on 101, quoting incident 2330 of November 10.”