Drivers travelling north on the A90 towards Brechin were forced to divert their course on Monday afternoon following an indecent involving a jack-knifed lorry and a silver Subaru.
The lorry blocked both lanes of the carriageway and the Subaru left the road, ending up in a ditch.
Both lanes of the dual carriageway were closed for four hours to allow the vehicles to be moved at a location a half mile south of the A935 Brechin Castle Centre junction before the Brechin junction causing tailbacks from Dundee to Stonehaven.
The driver of the lorry received medical attention at the scene, but his injuries are not thought to be serious.
The incident happened at 12.50 p.m., and the road did not reopen until around 5 p.m.
During this time heavy goods vehicles queued as they waited for police to move the lorry while cars were diverted via the A92.
Cars were later diverted via Careston before being returned onto the A90.