Biker 'critical' after collision with van near Mintlaw
A biker is in a critical condition following a collision with a van in Aberdeenshire on Wednesday.
The crash, involving a red Ducati motorbike and a white Renault Master van, happened on the Nether Aden Road near Mintlaw, at about 07:30.
Police said the 36-year-old man was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary with life-threatening injuries, while the van driver was uninjured.
The road was closed for several hours and reopened at 15:05.
Anyone who witnessed the crash or saw either of the vehicles before the incident is asked to contact police.