A woman was left trapped 100 metres down a steep embankment after careering off a road on the Isle of Skye.
Firefighters used cutting gear to free the driver yesterday morning following the accident on the A87 Kyle to Portree road, seven miles north of Broadford.
The woman was believed to have been stuck in the car for some time before emergency services and rescue teams got her out.
A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: “The fire service used cutting gear to gain access to the vehicle.
“The female was removed and carried up the hillside before being assessed by doctors.”
Police, firefighters and paramedics attended the scene following a 999 call at about 10:20am yesterday.
Two fire appliances – from Kyle and Portree – were sent to help free the driver, while doctors remained close by to stabilise her.
A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “One car was involved. It has gone down a steep embankment and it’s quite boggy at the bottom.”
She added that the woman suffered head and facial injuries but said they did not appear to be life threatening.
Coastguard and Skye Mountain Rescue teams also attended the scene due to the position of the car down the embankment.
Sergeant Andrew Shaw, who is based at Portree, said: “This incident required a multi-agency response due to the difficult location of the car and casualty. A Coastguard helicopter attended the scene as a
contingency given the terrain, but was not required.”
The woman was taken to hospital but her condition remains unknown.
Emergency services were also called to a minor two car collision in Nairn yesterday at about 10.30am.
The accident took place near the junction of Academy Stret and Seabank Road.
No one was thought to have been injured as a result of the crash.