A busy Tayside road was shut for several hours last night after an ambulance struck a set of traffic lights.
The incident happened at around 7.30pm at the lights to the west of Tesco on Crieff Road, Perth.
Several police vehicles attended to deal with the incident and the ambulance was removed by a crane.
It is not known whether the ambulance was on its way to an incident at the time of the collision.
A motorist who arrived on the scene just after the accident said: “It was some mess. The ambulance demolished the lights and, as a result, the street lighting in the area also went out.
“A traffic queue quickly built up and the police dealt with that well, getting the traffic diverted on to the bypass.”
Police said there were no injuries reported following the smash. A spokesman said: “We received a call at 7.30pm to attend at Crieff Road in Perth close to the A9, where an ambulance had struck a lamp-post. There were no injuries.”
A spokesman from the Scottish Ambulance Service said: “Unfortunately an ambulance heading to a patient who was in a non immediately life threatening condition was in a collision on Crieff Road, Perth, causing a delay to our response time.
“The crew was thankfully unhurt and an alternative ambulance was dispatched – a female patient in her 50s was taken to Perth Royal Infirmary.”