A man had to be rescued from a truck after driving into a deep water-filled ditch on an Aberdeen bypass site.
The incident happened at around 11am yesterday at Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route works, near Newmachar Road, at the Parkhill Garden Centre.
A shocked resident told the Evening Express a man in the 4×4 had to be rescued from the vehicle.
He said: “They had to get him out with a digger.
“This guy’s obviously come up in his jeep thinking it was only a couple of feet.
“He had to climb on the roof to get rescued.”
It is believed the truck entered the water-logged channel using a ramp.
The resident said the water is between 6ft and 8ft deep.
Now he has called on Transport Scotland to improve safety measures at the site. He added the incident could have potentially had far worse consequences.
A Transport Scotland spokesman said: “Transport Scotland takes the health and safety of operatives working on its projects very seriously.
“We are aware that an incident has occurred on the AWPR/B-T site and a full investigation is currently ongoing.”