Loch Ness crash leaves five in hospital

Car being removed from the scene The car was pulled out of the water and removed from the scene

A woman and four children have been treated in hospital after the car they were in came off the A82 and went into Loch Ness.

The people carrier left the road at about 09:40 and went down a 30m (100ft) embankment before coming to a stop on its roof in shallow water.

The accident happened between Drumnadrochit and Invermoriston.

Police said the five were taken to Raigmore Hospital in Inverness where they were treated for minor injuries.

A spokesman for Northern Constabulary said that all five people had been very lucky to escape from the crash without serious injuries.

The children were aged between 10 and 15.

In a separate incident later on Monday, three people were injured in a two-vehicle collision at about 11:30 on the A99, three miles south of John O'Groats.

The two drivers and a passenger were taken to Caithness General Hospital in Wick.

The stretch of road was closed following the crash but was later re-opened.

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