A man was taken to hospital following a crash on the A90 Peterhead to Fraserburgh road last week.
The accident happened at around 7.30am on Wednesday on the B9033 road, which runs from Luns crossroad to St. Combs.
Firefighters spent around an hour trying to free the 30-year-old from the wreckage of his white Citroen Berlingo van.
It is understood the driver had been travelling from the Peterhead area and the alarm was raised by a passer-by.
Vehicles were diverted around the scene while investigations were carried out and the road remained closed until around 3pm.
The driver of the van suffered multiple injuries in the accident and was airlifted to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary by an RAF helicopter.
A spokesman for Police Scotland said: “The white Citroen van was the only vehicle involved and its driver was the only casualty.”
Meanwhile, a spokeswoman for Grampian Fire Service added: “We were in attendancfe at a one-vehicle road traffic collision.One person was trapped within the vehicle and we used cutting gear to free them.
“A total of 12 firefighters were in attendance and two fire appliances from Fraserburgh.”
Two road amublances were also sent to the scene from Fraserburgh and the Ministry of Defence assisted with a Sea King helicopter from RAF Lossiemouth.
Late on Wednesday the driver was reported to be in a serious but stable condition with ‘life-changing’ injuries.