AN elderly woman suffered a neck injury yesterday when her car crashed 80ft down an embankment.

Police said the incident involved three cars and resulted in a Ford Fiesta going backwards through the railings on the Esplanade, in Scarborough,

North Yorkshire, at 10.18am.

The car then crashed down the 80ft embankment, coming to rest in the gardens below.

The woman, believed to be in her 70s and from the York area, was taken to Scarborough Hospital. Police are investigating.

The Esplanade was closed for most of the day and re-opened at 4pm with scaffolding around the damaged railings.

Anyone who saw the car immediately before or during the incident is asked to contact police on 0845 6060247.