Newtonhill crash prompts safety calls

The upturned car landed in the garden of a Newtonhill resident on Saturday. (picture courtesy of Fubar News).

The upturned car landed in the garden of a Newtonhill resident on Saturday. (picture courtesy of Fubar News).

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A local councillor has said that he has asked for an investigation after a car left the A90 and landed in the garden of a Newtonhill resident.

The accident happened on Saturday afternoon, and the occupants of the vehicle and house were luckily uninjured.

However, North Kincardine Councillor Ian Mollison has called for an investigation from Transport Scotland, as he says this is the third time in less than four years that a car has left the dual carriageway at Newtonhill and ended up in a resident’s garden.

He said: “I have contacted Transport Scotland to ask for an investigation and action to protect lives and property in Newtonhill after another car left the A90 and landed in the garden of a house, coming to rest upside down against a wall.

“Thankfully - I am told - no-one was hurt. A resident says this is the third time in less than four years. Something needs to be done.

He added: “Drivers are coming off [the road] there. I am a bit baffled by that, but nonetheless it is happening. “Transport Scotland should find out if there is a common cause and take action, even if it is only something to protect people in their homes. Like a crash barrier?”

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