OAP hurt in ac­ci­dent

Evening Telegraph (First Edition) - - Uk World Today - BY STEVEn RAE

Emer­gency ser­vices were called to Ark­lay Street around 4.55pm yes­ter­day, near to its junc­tion with Strath­more Street.

Traf­fic had to be di­verted around the crash area while am­bu­lance and po­lice crews dealt with the in­ci­dent.

One car — a blue MG ZR — re­mained on the road for more than an hour un­til a re­cov­ery ve­hi­cle ar­rived and winched the car on to the bed of a truck around 6.10pm.

The other ve­hi­cle, a grey Volk­swa­gen Polo, was re­cov­ered by the same truck.

Po­lice at the scene re­moved de­bris from the road and one of­fi­cer was seen sweep­ing glass to the side of the pave­ment as they waited for the re­cov­ery ve­hi­cle to ar­rive.

Gor­don MacDon­ald, 47, a se­cu­rity worker who lives in the street, said: “I was in the back of the house mak­ing my

“I was told the cars had hit head-on go­ing pretty fast. It can be bad there be­cause of the length of the street. You build up speed with­out re­al­is­ing and the junc­tions can be dif­fi­cult to see out of be­cause of parked cars.

“An am­bu­lance came with its blue lights flash­ing but I think they just gave them both a check over, be­cause it sat for a while — it never took off with the sirens go­ing like it was go­ing to hos­pi­tal — not while I was there any­way.

“I had to leave for work not long af­ter that. Here’s hop­ing the driv­ers are both OK.

“The cars looked like write-offs though.”

A Po­lice Scot­land spokesman said: “We got a call at 4.55pm to a road traf­fic col­li­sion be­tween two cars. An el­derly fe­male was in one car and was in an ac­ci­dent with an­other one. She was treated for shock and chest pains but was con­scious and breath­ing.

“The in­ci­dent took place at the junc­tion at Ark­lay Street and Strath­more Street and we stood down at 6.15pm.”

A PEN­SIONER was treated by paramedics af­ter a head-on smash in Dundee which de­layed traf­fic for more than an hour.

One of the cars in­volved pic­tured af­ter be­ing loaded on to a re­cov­ery truck at the scene.

Po­lice of­fi­cers and an am­bu­lance in Ark­lay Street fol­low­ing the crash.

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