Two people were taken to hospital last night following a collision between a bus and a van in Moray.
The accident happened around 4.10pm on the A96 Inverness-Aberdeen road approximately two miles west of Brodie.
It involved a D&E Coaches school bus and a white Riverside Kitchens van, which ended up on its side in the middle of the road.
An ambulance arrived at the scene and took two casualties to Dr Gray’s Hospital in Elgin. The extent of their injuries was not known.
A spokeswoman said there were no passengers on the bus at the time of the crash.
She said: “We took two patients to Dr Gray’s in Elgin.
“At first it was feared there were passengers on the bus, but it has been confirmed that it is not as serious as first thought and there were no passengers on board.”
The road remained blocked in both directions for three hours.
Traffic headed east was backed up for more than three miles as far as Auldearn, and more than a mile-long queue of vehicles heading in the Inverness direction were stuck until the road reopened after 7pm.