A full emergency response was scrambled following a serious two vehicle crash which closed the A984 at Meikleour in Perthshire on Tuesday night.
The accident happened just after 9.15pm at the A93 between Meikleour and Blairgowrie which has been the scene of many serious crashes over the years and has regularly been assessed as one of Tayside’s top 10 accident blackspots.
Firefighters were using hydraulic cutting equipment at the scene to free a female who was trapped.
Police and an ambulance were also in attendance following the 999 call.
No details have yet been given of the scale of injuries.
Accidents have taken place often at the crossroads, at various road junctions and on straights over a few short miles to the west of Blairgowrie.
One of the worst incidents took place in June of 2016 when one man died in a six-vehicle crash at the Beech Hedge.
A second man sustained serious leg injuries when he was knocked down while desperately trying to slow approaching vehicles and prevent them from piling into the crash.
Back in 2001, a woman had a miraculous escape after she was thrown from her car and ended up in the famous Meikleour hedge.
She sustained serious but not life-threatening head injuries.
A second woman – among four who suffered injuries in the crash – had to be cut free from the wreckage of her vehicle.