The moments leading up to a serious crash on the M90 have emerged on video.
Footage captured by a passing motorist shows a silver saloon vehicle heading the wrong way down the northbound side of the M90 near Bridge of Earn before crashing into oncoming vehicles.
The video shows how some drivers narrowly escaped being involved in the collisions before the inevitable happens.
The southbound car approaches a lorry, which is itself being overtaken by a car. With nowhere to go, the two cars collide, sending both spinning.
The saloon then connects with another car before a more serious head-on collision finally brings the vehicles to a stop.
Police said there had been a number of injuries but none was life-threatening.
Another motorist – and not the one who videoed the crash itself – had earlier told The Courier of the moment he saw the silver saloon join the motorway heading in the wrong direction.
Wattie Garland said: “I was overtaking a lorry and I saw a car — I’m not sure what type — with a male driver in it and he was just coming the wrong way down towards the motorway.
“A lorry behind me swerved out and I just saw dust and cars in the hard shoulder in my mirror. I think the car might have gone into the side of the lorry.”
He added: “He was going about 30-40mph but the guy’s face was total fear. He’d obviously realised he’d made a mistake, rather than anything deliberate.
“I’m just in a bit of shock because it was so close to me being involved in it.
“I just hope everyone is OK.”
A statement from Police Scotland’s Tayside Division said the accident happened at around 1.50pm on Wednesday.
It added: “One man is confirmed to have sustained injuries which are not life threatening.”
The motorway was closed northbound for nearly four hours, with traffic diverted through Bridge of Earn.