A woman is assisting police with their inquiries after an early-morning crash in the Upper Hunter.

Police were called to Blairmore Lane at Aberdeen just before 2.00amon  Monday where a white Mitsubishi Lancer had collided with two parked cars before ending up on its side.

Police say there were several occupants in the vehicle at the time of the crash – the passengers managed to free themselves and fled before officers arrived.

The driver was uninjured and remained at the scene.

Investigations are continuing.