Dra­matic crash as car over­turns

Im­pact of smash causes houses to shake

Blairgowrie Advertiser - - FRONT PAGE - Clare Damodaran

Three peo­ple had a lucky es­cape af­ter their car flipped over in the mid­dle of Perth Road in Blair­gowrie on Mon­day morn­ing.

No one was in­jured in the dra­matic smash, which saw diver­sions on the A93 tourist route for over two hours, and shook neigh­bour­ing houses.

The ve­hi­cle was head­ing into Blair­gowrie when it ap­peared to hit a car parked at the side of the road just be­fore the junc­tion with Dunkeld Road.

The force of the im­pact caused the dark grey Volk­swa­gen to turn over, land­ing on its roof on the op­po­site side of the road.

All three oc­cu­pants, who are un­der­stood to be vis­it­ing the area on hol­i­day, man­aged to climb out of the ve­hi­cle them­selves.

The parked car was pushed onto the pave­ment and into a gar­den fence.

Stan Bednarek lives nearby. He told the Blairie: “I was in the house watch­ing the telly when I heard a bang.

“I got the fright of my life and came out to see what hap­pened and saw the car on its roof.

“It had hit a parked car and pushed it into the fence, it’s amaz­ing that no one was hurt. It’s lucky that no one was walk­ing on the pave­ment, they would have been killed or se­ri­ously

in­jured. It must have hit it re­ally hard to have flipped it over.”

An­other res­i­dent said that their house shook with the force of the im­pact and rushed out­side be­fore call­ing the emer­gency ser­vices.

He said: “There was fuel leak­ing all down the street, it could have been a lot worse than it was. Thank­fully no one was hurt.”

Blair­gowrie res­i­dent Sarah Mor­ri­son was driv­ing her car along Perth Road to­wards the Cot­tage Hos­pi­tal with her young daugh­ter when the ac­ci­dent hap­pened.

She said: “It all hap­pened so quick, I just saw it flip in front of me and had to swerve out of the way. We’re okay, just shaken.”

A spokesper­son for Po­lice Scot­land said po­lice at­tended a road traf­fic col­li­sion at Perth Road, Blair­gowrie at 11am, in­volv­ing one car and there were no re­ports of in­juries.

Flipped The scene of the crash on Perth Road

Dam­age Force of the im­pact flipped car on to its roof

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