A woman is in a critical condition after a four-vehicle smash which has closed the A9 in Highland Perthshire.
The collision, involving a lorry and three cars, happened between Killiecrankie and Blair Atholl just before 4pm on Friday.
The 67-year-old woman, who was travelling in a car which plunged 16ft down an embankment, was flown to Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, by Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance.
Police described it as a serious incident and advised motorists to avoid the area.
A spokesperson said: “Police Scotland and other emergency services are currently in attendance at a serious road traffic collision on the A9.
“Diversions are in place and motorists are advised to avoid the area as the road is currently closed both ways and will be for some time.”
Firefighters were called to the scene, two miles south of Blair Atholl, to cut free an occupant of the car down the embankment.
Restrictions were originally put in place on the southbound carriageway, but Traffic Scotland later said the route was closed in both directions for crash investigations.
⚠️#A9 Update⚠️ 19.44
The #A9 remains closed both ways at Killiecrankie due to road traffic incident.
HGV's are being held at either side of the closure
Cars are able to use the #B8019 with SB leaving at Killiencrankie and NB at Pitlochry#ExpectDelays
— Traffic Scotland (@trafficscotland) December 1, 2017