Five people including two pensioners have been taken to hospital following a two-car crash in Aberdeenshire.
The incident occurred around 4.35pm on Sunday on the A93 Banchory to Aberdeen road and involved a white Toyota Yaris and a red Mitsubishi ASX.
The 72-year-old female driver of the Toyota was taken by ambulance to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary with serious injuries, along with her 74-year-old male passenger.
Three of the four occupants of the Mitsubishi were also conveyed by ambulance to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary with less serious injuries.
Sergeant Peter Henderson of the Road Policing Department said, “Our thoughts are with those involved and their families.
“An investigation into the collision is underway. If you witnessed the collision or saw either vehicle in the lead up to this incident and have not already spoken to my officers I would ask you to get in touch.
“Similarly if you may have dash cam footage which could assist our enquiries I would urge you to come forward.”
Anyone with information can contact police on 101 quoting incident number PS-20210829-2820.