A teenager has been left seriously injured after his car careered off the road and crashed into a tree on the A9.
Emergency crews were called to the one-car smash at 7.30am on Saturday after the blue Peugeot left the carriageway near Dunblane.
The 19-year-old male driver of the car was taken by ambulance to Ninewells Hospital in Dundee where medical staff describe his condition as serious.
Police are now appealing for witnesses following the collision and the A9 southbound remains closed while officers carry out enquiries.
Sergeant Jill Kirkpatrick said: “We are keen to hear from anyone who was driving along the A9 near the QV junction this morning who either saw the crash or who may have any information that will assist our investigation.
“We are particularly keen to view any dashcam footage that drivers may have from the road around this time.
“Please contact Road Policing East via 101, quoting reference number 0876/12 December, 2020 when calling.”