A woman has been left injured after her car crashed onto its side on a rural Aberdeenshire road this evening.
Police and paramedics were called to the B977 road between Parkhill and Belhelvie at about 7pm.
At first, the motorist was reported as being trapped in her damaged red Vauxhall Corsa.
But it is understood that the woman managed to release herself from the vehicle by the time the emergency services arrived.
Police described the driver as “walking wounded”, and said her injuries appeared to be minor.
The road was closed for more than an hour while the dented Vauxhall was recovered from the carriageway.
A police spokesman said it is thought that slippery conditions may have been to blame, and confirmed that the route had been gritted prior to being reopened.
He said: “The accident involved one female driver, who was initially reported as being trapped in her car.
“She managed to get herself out, but the ambulance was called as a precaution and paramedics treated the driver at the scene for minor injuries.
“The weather was thought to have been a factor, and the road was gritted.
“Officers left the scene at 8.50pm, with the route reopened by that point.”