Lucky escape for woman motorist as car overturns

A woman motorists had a fortunate escape when Moray’s summer of road accidents continued on Thursday on the A96 near Lhanbryde.

The Suzuki 4×4 driven by the unidentified woman left the road at the Lhanbryde roundabout near Elgin at around 4.45pm.

It overturned and landed on its roof to the east of the roundabout, partially blocking oncoming traffic – miraculously, however, the woman escaped from the vehicle unhurt.

A police spokeswoman said: “There was one vehicle and one casualty involved who was out of the car by the time we arrived.

“The woman did not need hospital treatment.”

The accident is the latest in a series on Moray’s roads this summer. A Buckie man was killed when his car burst into flames on the road between the town and Keith in June, while last month a woman was taken to Dr Gray’s in Elgin after her car was involved in a collision on the A96 near Forres.

Days earlier a woman had to be cut free from her Ford Fiesta after it collided with a Range Rover near Keith, while in May a man died after an Audi left the road on the A941 just south of Rothes.

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