A mum-of-three has spoken of her lucky escape from a horror island crash.
Sharon Anslow’s car plunged down a steep embankment and she was left trapped after a collision with a hired Fiat 500 near the Sligachan Hotel on Skye.
The emergency services rushed to the scene just before noon on Saturday.
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Firefighters cut her free from the vehicle and she was flown by helimed to Raigmore Hospital in Inverness with suspected serious pelvic injuries.
Two people from the Fiat were taken to Broadford Hospital in Skye with minor injuries.
It emerged last night that the driver of the other car has been charged with careless driving.
Last night, Miss Anslow spoke of the accident after being discharged to her parents’ home in Nairn.
She told the Press and Journal: “It was horrific, absolutely awful. I feel like I have been run over by a car. I could have died.”
The accountants’ assistant added: “I saw the car coming towards me and I didn’t have a moment to think. It happened so quickly. I am obviously still in shock.
“I was on my way to work on a road I drive every day. I know the bits to be careful on, but this just happened without any warning.”
Sister-in-law Dani took to social media to describe the “worst phone call you can get” from officers.
She added: “After racing to the scene, I discovered she was just heading to work like any other day.
“She ended up down a steep embankment, trapped in her car and in a pretty bad way.
“She had to be cut out of her car and airlifted to Raigmore Hospital. The tourists were both taken to hospital with injuries.”
She added: “Miraculously, Sharon is alright and is suffering mainly from impact injuries but it could have easily been a different outcome for our family tonight.
“She’ll be in recovery for a while with three young kids to look after – that’s no easy task on a good day.”
Dani concluded her post with a message of thanks for those who helped, saying: “Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, to all the services that attended – every one of you was worth your weight in gold.
“Thanks to the lovely tourists and locals that stopped and helped Sharon too, your kindness was amazing and much appreciated.”
Highlands & Islands Regional MSP and road safety campaigner David Stewart said: “I am glad that no one involved in this collision on Skye sustained serious or life threatening injuries.”
Councillor Biz Campbell said: “There is an increasing number of incidents involving tourists.
“We can’t deny the benefits to the economy of increasing tourism numbers, but we must also be aware of the road safety aspect.”