Overturned lorry in Stonehaven

An overturned trailer carrying piglets left a Stonehaven road closed with the driver taken to hospital.

The trailer over turned on Dunnottar Avenue last Thursday Novemeber 7 beside the Invercarron Resource Centre.

The over turned trailer carrying livestock kept the road closed for several hours with diversions in place

The over turned trailer carrying livestock kept the road closed for several hours with diversions in place

Emergency services and animal experts dealt with the incident around lunchtime.

The piglets remained contained in their trailer until they were moved to another vehicle and transported to their intended destination.

The northbound section of Dunnottar Avenue was blocked while the emergency services dealt with the incident with eye witnesses describing the animals as ‘clearly distressed’.

One witness who spoke to the Leader said: “The noise at the beginning was very loud as the animals are clearly distressed at what had happened, they are not as loud so hopefully they are a bit calmer.”

On the Mearns Leader Facebook page many users commented hoping that the animals and driver were ok and some commented that residents around Dunnottar Avenue are sick of accidents happening around the road.

One user wrote: “Some of the people who live in those flats are elderly people. Look at the fence next to the flats and see how many times vehicles have driven into it. It’s a miracle a pedestrian on that pavement has never been hit by these vehicles.”

Another noted that a similar accident happened recently on the road due to the driver going to fast: “And let’s also remember the people who live in the flats who are getting fed up of people crashing next to their flats, incredible when it’s supposed to be a 30mph zone. Wasn’t long ago a car overturned at the same bend (he was going too fast).”