The Courier & Advertiser (Angus and Dundee)

Neighbours praised for helping driver


A householde­r who witnessed the rescue efforts after a car crashed into his garden has praised his “heroic” neighbours for rushing to the driver’s aid.

People living nearby ran to help when the Kia C’eed overturned and landed in Ross Sherret’s garden on South Parks Road, Glenrothes.

Driver Gordon Suttie, 67, was rushed to Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy and remained in a serious condition yesterday.

Mr Sherret, 72, described how neighbours pushed the car, which had landed on its side, as far back on to its wheels as they could so paramedics could attend to Mr Suttie.

He and wife Dorothy, 73, had just finished a late dinner when they heard a huge “clatter”.

Mr Sherret said: “We often get cars turning into Innes Road and running into the back of another car, so I thought that’s what had happened.

“I saw my neighbours on the other side of the road coming across then I saw the car in my garden.”

Mr Sherret said it was horrendous to witness the aftermath of the smash and added: “My wife was quite upset.”

However, he said that those who helped at the scene acted “heroically”.

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