Two elderly women were airlifted to hospital after a three-car crash on the outskirts of Glenrothes on Saturday afternoon.
Emergency services were called to the A911 Glenrothes to Leven road at around 1.15pm to a report of a multi-vehicle collision involving a Honda Jazz, a Vauxhall Mokka and a Peugeot 2008.
A 73-year-old woman and a 70-year-old woman were both injured in the accident and one of them – it is not yet clear who yet – was flown by air ambulance to Edinburgh’s Royal Infirmary suffering from potentially life threatening injuries.
The other woman was taken by air ambulance to Dundee’s Ninewells Hospital.
A number of other occupants of the vehicles were treated at the scene for minor injuries and shock, although it is not thought any of those needed hospital treatment.
Police immediately closed the route in both directions and it was closed for six-and-a-half hours while collision investigations were carried out.
Drivers were being advised to avoid the area throughout the afternoon.
Police have appealed for witnesses and anyone with information should contact 101 as soon as possible.