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Driver hospitalised after tractor overturns

A driver was hospitalised after his tractor overturned in Fife, Scotland yesterday (Saturday, January 23rd).

Emergency services were alerted to the scene on the A921, near Otterston Loch, shortly before 1pm.

The driver is not thought to have sustained any serious injuries, but was taken to hospital as a precaution.

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Police Scotland also attended the scene of the incident. South West Fife Police issued information about the incident on social media.

On Twitter, a police spokesperson said: “The overturned tractor has now been uplifted but closures will remain in place until the road has been gritted. Access for residents only. Driver taken to hospital as a precaution.”

“Thanks to @Scotambservice and the recovery company for their assistance .”

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In an earlier tweet, the spokesperson advised motorists that the road running from the A291 TO Goat Quarry, passing Otterston Loch was closed due to a road traffic collision. Road users were ordered to avoid the area.

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Tractor overturns – Image credit: @SWFifePolice \ Twitter
Tractor and lorry collision

Meanwhile, in Northern Ireland, a male, aged in his 60s, is in a critical condition following a two-vehicle collision.

Police have launched an investigation into a crash involving a tractor and a lorry on the Curr Road near Omagh, Co. Tyrone. The incident occurred yesterday (Saturday, January 23rd).

In a statement, a spokesperson for Police Service Northern Ireland, said:

“The collision involving a tractor and a lorry, which took place near the junction with the Killadroy Road, was reported to police at around 12:50 pm. A man is his 60s was taken to hospital where he remains in a critical condition.”

“Police are appealing for anyone who was travelling on the Curr Road on Saturday and who witnessed the collision, or captured any footage on dashcam, which could assist the police investigation to contact local officers in Omagh on 101 quoting reference 736 of 23/01/21.”

“Police are particularly keen to hear from anyone who may have dashcam footage of the collision.” the spokesperson concluded.

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