A DRIVER has escaped without injury after a car crashed on the A686.

The incident, which involved a Toyota Yaris, occurred at 10am on Wednesday, near Hartside Café, Alston.

A spokeswoman from Cumbria Police said: "A 38-year-old woman from Salford, the driver of the Toyota, was uninjured and was checked over by paramedics at the scene."

The crash happened an hour after an oil spill was reported to police and highways teams on that same stretch of road.

Motorists are urged to take extra care while driving along the slippery road surface.