A pensioner has been taken to hospital after a two-vehicle crash on the A985 in Fife.
Emergency services were called to the incident near Limekilns shortly before 7am on Tuesday.
One person was trapped after the collision involving a private vehicle and a commercial mini van.
Hydraulic cutting equipment was used by firefighters to free the person, before they were passed into the care of paramedics.
A 71-year-old man was taken to Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy for treatment, while a 54-year-old woman was checked at the scene.
The nature and severity of their injuries has not been confirmed.
A985 crash: Cutting equipment used by firefighters
Fire crews from Dunfermline and Lochgelly, and a specialist unit from Edinburgh, were involved in the operation.
Traffic Scotland described the crash as “serious”, and drivers were urged to use an alternative route.
A spokeswoman for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said: “We received a report of a crash involving a private vehicle and commercial minivan.
“Crews used hydraulic cutting equipment to release one occupant who was trapped.
“They were passed into the care of the ambulance service.”
A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Around 6.50am on Tuesday, police were called to the A985 at the B9156, near Dunfermline, following a report of a two-vehicle crash.
“Emergency services attended and a 71-year-old man was taken to the Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy.
“A 54-year-old woman was checked at the scene by Scottish Ambulance Service.
“Inquiries are ongoing.”
The road reopened at around 9.20am.