Two people were left injured after a crash involving three vehicles on a rural north-east road yesterday.
It is thought a lorry and two cars were involved in the accident on the A950 Mintlaw to Peterhead road at Coopers Brae in Longside at about 2.40pm.
A police spokesman last night said that two people had suffered injuries, but was unable to confirm their extent.
The crash happened on the corner near the turn-off to Cairngall Motor Services.
The road was closed until shortly after 6pm as emergency services dealt with the incident.
A police spokesman said: “The road was closed for a number of hours due to oil on the road surface and debris.
“Two persons were injured, but the extent of the injuries are unknown.”
Both cars could be seen at the side of the road having experienced significant damage.
Norman Smith, a central Buchan councillor who lives in the village, said: “As far as I know, in my 40 years living in Longside, there hasn’t been anything major happened there when it comes to road accidents.
“It is quite a tight bend and people have to keep an eye on their speed when they approach it though.
“The council has done speed checks there in the past, but incidents like this are just very unfortunate.”