A man has appeared in court after a motorcyclist had to be airlifted to hospital from the scene of a collision near Auchterarder.
The A9 had to be completely closed near Aberuthven at around 9pm on Sunday following a crash involving a motorcycle and a silver Vauxhall Insignia on the northbound carriageway.
An air ambulance was called to the scene and rushed the biker to hospital for treatment to serious leg injuries,.
John McCallum appeared at Perth Sheriff Court in petition from custody on Monday afternoon, facing a string of charges.
The 54-year-old, from Falkirk, made no plea when charged with dangerous driving, failing to comply with police at the scene of the crash and two counts of assaulting or impeding officers.
McCallum was remanded in custody.
Police Scotland is now appealing for witnesses to the road traffic collision to assist with the subsequent investigation and are asking anyone with dashcam footage to come forward.
A spokesperson confirmed the motorcyclist, about whom no further details have been made public, came off his bike in the collision and sustained “serious leg injuries”.
They continued: “He was airlifted to hospital and is undergoing medical treatment.
“Although we have spoken with a number of witnesses already, as part of our ongoing collision investigation enquiries we would still like to speak with anyone who witnessed the incident or what happened immediately beforehand or afterwards.
“If anyone has dashcam footage, this would be particularly useful.”
Both the northbound and southbound carriageways of the busy dual carriageway had to be closed, with long tailbacks building up as a consequence. Local diversions were put in place via the A824 through Auchterarder.
Anyone with any information can contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting crime reference number CR/9624/19, or speak to any police officer.
Alternatively, anyone with information about the incident can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online.