A teenager had to be airlifted to hospital yesterday following a two-vehicle crash near Fyvie.
The incident, involving black Vauxhall Corsa and a blue Toyota Hilux, happened at about 7.30am on the A947 Turriff to Aberdeen route, just north of the village.
Police, ambulance and fire crews were called to the scene to assist, and the 17-year-old driver of the Corsa had to be cut free from his car before being airlifted to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.
The 27-year-old who was behind the wheel in the Scottish and Southern Electricity Network (SSEN) branded Toyota was taken to hospital by road ambulance.
Both were said to have suffered serious injuries, however it was understood that neither were in life-threatening conditions.
Last night Sergeant Rob Warnock, from the Inverurie Road Policing Unit, said he was keen to speak to any motorists who may have witnessed the crash.
He said: “Inquiries into the circumstances of the incident are at an early stage and I am appealing to anyone who witnessed the incident or saw either the black Vauxhall Corsa or blue Toyota Hilux crew cab prior to the incident to contact police.
“In particular we would like to speak to the driver of a blue BMW vehicle which had been travelling southwards at the time of the collision. This vehicle was seen overtaking just prior to Fyvie.
“The occupant may have information which could help the investigation and I would appeal for them or anyone who saw this vehicle to contact us.
“I would also ask anyone who has any information which would assist our investigation to contact Police Scotland on 101.”
The A947 was blocked in both directions while the road was cleared from debris.
Traffic heading north was being sent on to the A920 at Oldmeldrum, then on to the B9001 and B992.
Drivers heading south were meanwhile diverted on to the A920.
A spokesman for SSEN confirmed that one of its vehicles was involved in the incident.
He said: “Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks is aware of a collision that happened near Fyvie shortly after 7.30am this morning.
“Emergency services attended and we can confirm that our employee has been taken to the local hospital for further checks and any necessary treatment.”