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Incident sees tractor driver airlifted to hospital


By David Porter

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A man has been flown to hospital with serious injuries after a tractor and trailer rolled down a hillside near Fyvie earlier today.

Police, fire and the Scottish Charity Air Ambulance (SCAA) were called to the Peth of Minnonie brae, south of the village, just off the A947 Aberdeen to Banff road at about 11.40am.

A man was airlifted to hospital following an accident near Fyvie involving an tractor and trailer which left the road.Picture: Courtesy of SCAA.
A man was airlifted to hospital following an accident near Fyvie involving an tractor and trailer which left the road.Picture: Courtesy of SCAA.

The tractor and trailer had left the road in icy conditions and rolled several times before coming to a rest a the bottom of the hillside.

Two fire appliances and a heavy rescue unit attended the crash with the steep access and ice seeing assistance provided by local residents using farm equipment to help provide the emergency services with assistance as they attempted to use cutting gear to free the man.

Following his extraction from the vehicle he was flown to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary for emergency treatment.



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