A young woman was taken to hospital last night after being thrown from her motorbike and crashing into a lorry on the outskirts of a north-east village.
Police were called to Errollston Road in Cruden Bay, at its junction with the A975 Cruden Bay to Peterhead road, just before 5pm.
Officers said the woman had lost control of her orange 649cc Kawasaki while going round a corner.
She then slid into a heavy goods vehicle.
The driver was checked over by paramedics and taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary for further assessment.
It is not thought she had suffered any serious injuries.
The woman’s vehicle, which had an Irish numberplate, could be seen lying at the side of the road in some long grass.
Police closed the stretch of road for around an hour.
It was re-opened at about 6pm, while officers waited for a tow truck to arrive and recover the bike.
A police spokeswoman said: “A female had come off her motorbike.
“The driver lost control on a bend and slid into a goods vehicle.
“She has gone to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary for a check-up.”
Local councillor Alan Fakley said: “I’ve not been aware of a single road accident on that stretch in the last two-and-a-half years that I’ve been a councillor, so it’s unusual for this area.
“My thoughts are with the lady in question and I wish her all the best.”
The crash happened just days after a similar incident, also in Aberdeenshire.
A 78-year-old motorcyclist was left with serious injuries following a collision at the
Craigdam junction north of Oldmeldrum on Saturday afternoon.
Police closed the B9170 Methlick to Oldmeldrum road for around eight hours while inspectors examined the scene for clues as to what had happened.