Police Scotland is appealing for witnesses after a serious road traffic collision on the A835 near Garve yesterday afternoon.
The collision was reported shortly after 6.25pm and happened around one mile west of Tarvie.
Involved were a blue Volkswagen Bora and a green/white Peugeot Boxer van.
The 21-year-old man driving the Volkswagen was taken to Raigmore Hospital in Inverness for treatment to serious injuries.
A female passenger from the car was also treated at Raigmore and has since been released, while the male driver of the Peugeot van was assessed at the scene and did not require further treatment.
The road was closed for a investigation to take place at the scene and reopened around 2.30am.
Constable Calum Macaulay said: "Our enquiries are ongoing into the circumstances and we have already spoken to a number of witnesses.
"I would ask anyone who witnessed the collision or saw these vehicles prior to the incident and has not yet spoken to police to get in touch as soon as possible
"Please call the Road Policing Unit in Dingwall on 101, quoting incident NE4323/18."