A tractor crashed into a city nursing home wall, prompting good samaritans to rush to the driver’s aid.
The crash happened on North Deeside Road in Peterculter just before 9am yesterday when the tractor smashed into a stone wall bordering the pavement and the car park of Eastleigh Nursing Home.
A lamppost was uprooted by the collision and came to rest on top of the tractor, which was pulling a trailer.
The driver of the eight-wheeler was unhurt and did not require medical treatment.
Meka Hair Salon – opposite the scene of the crash – was just opening for the day when staff heard a loud bang. The company’s manager Alex Ednie described the moment helpers rushed to the driver’s aid.
She said: “We heard a big bang and all the lights in the salon flickered.
“We rushed across to check on the driver. He was okay, just a bit dazed.
“A dog walker and a woman in a car behind the tractor also stopped and got out to check on the driver.”
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A woman who lives on the street, who asked not to named, said: “I was just leaving for work when I heard a noise from outside and felt a thud.
“The tractor seemed to have veered off the road, on to the pavement and into the wall and knocked down part of the wall.
“I’m so glad none of the elderly folk at the nursing home were affected and that the tractor driver was okay.”
The privately owned nursing home has 34 rooms and is understood not to have been affected by the crash.
A Police Scotland spokesman said: “At about 8.55am a one-vehicle road traffic crash happened on North Deeside Road at the junction with Station Road East, Peterculter.
“A tractor has collided with a lamppost. There are no injuries.”
Aberdeen City Council sent workers to remove the lamp post.
A council spokeswoman said: “The lamppost will get programmed in for replacement in the near future.”