A road has reopened after a 17-vehicle crash saw seven people injured and left a car wedged between a tree and a wall.
A 21-year-old woman and three men, aged 23, 40 and 58, were taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary after the collision saw wreckages strewn across the A92 at around 12.40pm on Friday.
Seven ambulances and three specialist teams were sent to the scene on the southbound carriageway at Walker Drive in Muchalls, Newtonhill.
Fire crews also attended, mobilising four appliances and special resources to the scene.
The road was closed for several hours as the vehicles involved were recovered, causing long tailbacks.
It was eventually reoepned at around 7pm.
A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “We were called around 12.50pm on Friday, March 24, to a report of a series of crashes involving 17 vehicles on the A92 southbound near the junction with Walker Drive, Muchalls.
“Emergency services attended and four people, a woman aged 21, and three men aged 23, 40 and 58, were taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary to be checked over.
“Several other people were checked by the Scottish Ambulance Service at the scene.
“The road was closed for the vehicles to be recovered and re-opened around 7pm.”
A Scottish Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We received a call at 12.49pm to attend an incident on the A92 between Bridge of Muchalls and Newtonhill.
“Seven ambulances, two special operations response teams (SORT) and a trauma team were dispatched to the scene.
“Four patients were transported to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary and three patients were treated and discharged at the scene.”