A driver had a lucky escape when his car plunged down an embankment, rolled three times and smashed into a tree after he swerved to dodge a deer.
Olly Glenday, of Dundee, was a passenger in a car heading along a back road from Montrose back down to the city when he had to take evasive action after the animal ran into his path.
Olly was just outside of Forfar on the B9113 when the accident happened, and the silver Honda Civic Type-R he was in rolled several times down a steep hill.
Remarkably, Olly who was sitting in the front passenger seat and a workmate, were able to clamber free of the car, despite it coming to a rest on its roof after smashing into a tree.
Police were called to the scene but amazingly Olly and his pal didn’t require medical treatment.
Kerry McGraw, 39, said when she received a call from Olly about the crash, she told him to step away from the car in case any petrol had leaked and potentially caused a fire to take hold.
She said: “Just outside Forfar, Olly was involved in a car accident coming home from work with a colleague.
“They swerved to avoid a deer and ended up down an embankment.
“They both managed to get out of the overturned car after it had hit a tree.
“Olly phoned me just after it happened and I was screaming down the phone for them to get away from the car in case it blew up but he said that only happened in films.”
Kerry said she was relieved that Olly and his friend had been fortunate enough to emerge unscathed, although the car was written off, and added: “Thankful is an understatement. They’re both very lucky.
“When Olly sent me the photo, I couldn’t believe he’d got out without any real injuries and pulled his mate out.
“The car’s a write-off but it’s only a car — as long as they’re OK.
“Olly was a bit wet and muddy, as they had to do a bit of climbing when they got out the car. Olly said it happened that fast. The car flipped over three times.
“He’s a bit sore now and the airbag burnt his nose but at least he’s alive and well.”
A Police Scotland spokeswoman said the force had been made aware of the crash and confirmed there had been no injuries sustained in the incident.
She said: “Police Scotland received a report of a one-vehicle road traffic incident at 10.30pm on the B9113 on Thursday May 19.
“There were no reports of injuries.”
The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said they were not required.