Motorcyclist fights for life after collision with van
The 36-year-old man is in a critical condition at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.
A motorcyclist who suffered life-threatening injuries in a collision with a van is in a critical condition.
The 36-year-old man is being treated at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary following the crash in Aberdeenshire on Wednesday.
The collision, which involved a Renault Master van and a Ducati motorbike, happened on Nether Aden Road, Mintlaw, at 7.30am.
Police officers arrived at the scene shortly afterwards after being alerted by the ambulance service. The road reopened at 3pm.
A spokeswoman for the force said: "A motorcyclist remains in hospital in a critical condition following a two-vehicle collision.
"Police were called at just before 7.30am on Wednesday to a report of a collision on the Nether Aden Road near Mintlaw.
"The 36-year-old male motorcyclist was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary with life threatening injuries. The van driver was uninjured."
She added: "Anyone who witnessed the collision or saw either of the vehicles prior to the incident is asked to contact Police Scotland."