Highlands & Islands

Driver escapes from car in water at Loch Ailort

A woman managed to escape from her car and swim ashore after her vehicle went off a road into a loch, it has emerged.

Police said the incident happened at Loch Ailort at about 14:45 on Monday on the A830, east of Lochailort, in Lochaber.

The woman, the only occupant of the car, managed to get out by climbing through the driver's window.

Police said her car was beneath the water at the time.

She was treated at Belford Hospital in Fort William for minor injuries.

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