Dramatic crash as car overturns
Impact of smash causes houses to shake
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