A major road is closed in both directions after a lorry was involved in a crash with three cars in Aberdeenshire.
The air ambulance was deployed alongside special trauma teams as emergency crews rushed to the A96 near Colpy at Insch following the incident shortly after 2.15pm on Thursday afternoon.
Police Scotland have since shut the road off to traffic while an initial investigation takes place.
A total of 11 ambulance vehicles are currently on the scene.
There is no indication of when it may reopen but officers expect the stretch between the A97 and A920 junctions to be closed for several hours.
A spokesperson for the force said: “Around 2.15pm on Thursday, January 12, officers were called to reports of a crash involving a lorry and three vehicles on the A96 near Colpy, Insch.
“Emergency services are at the scene. The A96 is currently closed in both directions between the A97 and A920 junctions.”
A Scottish Ambulance Service spokesperson added: “We received a call at 1421 to attend a road traffic collision on the A96.
“We have dispatched 11 resources to the scene, including our special operations team, trauma team and an air ambulance.”