A man was in a serious condition in hospital today following a crash involving a tractor on a North-east road.
Police were appealing for witnesses following the incident on the Glenbervie Road, at Milton Park, near Drumlithie around 10.10am yesterday.
It is understood the 62-year-old driver of the tractor was trapped in the cab following the incident and had to be freed by a father and son, along with two other local men, under the instruction of an emergency services call handler.
Former Lord Provost of Aberdeenshire Council and current Mearns Councillor, Bill Howatson said the quick thinking of those who freed the tractor driver should be commended.
He said: “The swift actions of those who were quick to assist the tractor driver before emergency crews arrived really should be praised.
“In a serious situation like this, this can buy someone valuable time.
“We of course wish the driver in question a quick recovery following this accident.”
Sergeant Malcolm Kinross, of the road policing unit, said: “Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the injured gentlemen and we are seeking the assistance of anybody who may have seen the collision or tractor prior to the collision. If you have any information please contact us on 101.”
An ambulance team and two fire crews also attended the incident.
A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokeswoman said: “We got a call from the ambulance service at 10.18am. There was a person trapped.
“When we got there the casualty had been removed.”