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Police called to Dundee’s Templeton Woods due to ‘ongoing incident’

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By Tele Reporter,7 Aug 2017 2.26pm

Police have been called to a Dundee beauty spot following an incident.

Officers were called to Templeton Woods and Clatto Country Park at about 1.10pm.

One witness said there was a large police presence at the scene.

Woman rushed to hospital after assault in Dundee woodland[3]

An area of the woods has been cordoned off and a police officer is standing guard at an entrance within a lay-by on the A923 Coupar Angus Road.

HGV driver Phil Carr, 57, from Burrelton said he pulled for a break when he noticed the police presence.

He said: “I’m just in here for a rest stop on the Coupar Angus Road and there are a few police officers standing about and there appears to be a police helicopter flying near to the West Gourdie Industrial Estate.”

A spokeswoman for the force said that they were called out to an ongoing incident and no further information was available at present.

THIS STORY HAS BEEN UPDATED[4]

References

  1. ^ Dundee (www.eveningtelegraph.co.uk)
  2. ^ News (www.eveningtelegraph.co.uk)
  3. ^ Woman rushed to hospital after assault in Dundee woodland (www.eveningtelegraph.co.uk)
  4. ^ THIS STORY HAS BEEN UPDATED (www.eveningtelegraph.co.uk)

Lorry driver trapped in cab for more than an hour following Dundee collision

Firefighters working to rescue the driver of the skip lorry.


A  lorry driver escaped with leg injuries after a horrific crash on a busy Dundee road on Monday.

Emergency services were called to Coupar Angus Road following a collision between a skip lorry and a delivery van.

A lamppost in the middle of the central reservation was also knocked down in the collision.

Emergency services sealed off Coupar Angus Road between Quarryside and Harefield Road for nearly two hours while they dealt with the incident.

The skip lorry was blocking the northbound carriageway while the skip was hanging from the trailer of the vehicle.

The lorry’s driver was trapped in the cab of his vehicle for over an hour until fire crews and a Scottish Ambulance Trauma team were able to cut him free from the vehicle.

Fire crews put up blue tarpaulins while they cut free the driver.

He was finally extricated just before 3pm and taken to an awaiting ambulance before being transferred to Ninewells Hospital.

It is understood he suffered leg injuries but that his condition is not life threatening.

No one else was hurt in the incident.

Scottish Fire and Rescue station manager Vincent O’Donnell said rescue teams had worked hard in “challenging circumstances”.

He added: “We spent time working with the trauma team to make sure the casualty could be removed comfortably.”

Scottish Fire and Rescue sent four appliances and a heavy rescue vehicle to the scene.

Station manager O’Donnell said rescue efforts were made more difficult because the incident involved lorries rather than cars.

“Anything involving an HGV is more difficult because they are built much more solidly than cars,” he said.

Tayside Contracts staff also attended the incident to remove the street light that had been knocked down.

One local resident said the junction is notorious for accidents

He said: “I got hit by a seven and a half tonne lorry last year- it clipped the side of the car. I was just at the doctors because we have a claim in.

“And another car ended up on its roof last year.

“Cars come down the (Coupar Angus) road too fast.”

VIDEO: Watch as lorry overtakes cars in 30mph zone where tot was …

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By Tele Reporter,6 Mar 2017 12.40pm

This is the moment an HGV overtakes two cars on a road where a young girl was killed.

Dashcam footage shows the moment the lorry speeds past on the wrong side of the Forfar Road in Coupar Angus – which is a 30mph zone.

A speedometer on the car’s dashcam shows it was travelling at around 27mph during the incident.

Uploaded to YouTube by user dashcamdog, the clip is accompanied by the note: “Nobody expects an HGV on the wrong side of the road going at 40mph and accelerating.”

The user added “pull out then you’re dead.”

The footage was recorded in August but has only recently come to light.

It was filmed only a few months before the tragic incident which claimed the life of two-year-old Harlow Edwards on the A94 Forfar Road at the junction with Larghan Park.

References

  1. ^ News (www.eveningtelegraph.co.uk)
  2. ^ Perthshire (www.eveningtelegraph.co.uk)

HGV captured overtaking on road where toddler was killed

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“Shocking” dashcam footage of a lorry overtaking two cars on a stretch of road where a two-year-old girl was killed has emerged online.

The R&J Simpson vehicle can be seen hurtling along Forfar Road in Coupar Angus, which is a 30mph zone.

The footage was filmed by Perthshire man Robert Hunter as he made his way to work and the camera’s speedometer records his own speed at between 27mph and 30mph during the manoeuvre.

Although filmed in August, just weeks before Harlow Edwards was killed when a car mounted a pavement near Larghan Park, Mr Hunter only uploaded the footage to YouTube last week.

He said: “There was a car that I was sticking behind that morning as I was on time and always give myself plenty of time to get to work.

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“I had just come around the roundabout and thought: ‘What the hell is this HGV doing on the wrong side of the road?’ Then I realised that it was to overtake me – even though I was going at the speed limit.

“As he went past at the time I laughed as I just could not believe that the HGV was going to pass me and the next car – if anybody was turning into the road it would be the last thing they were expecting and could have died as there was no way he could have stopped. His speed was 40mph plus and accelerating.”

For more on this story see Monday’s Courier, also available as a digital edition[1].

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References

  1. ^ digital edition (www.thecourier.co.uk)

UK resident wins £28.5m in EuroMillions – AOL Money UK

One lucky UK ticket holder has just bagged the top prize in the EuroMillions [1] . The lottery operator, Camelot, has confirmed that the winner raked in a whopping 28.5 million from last Friday night’s draw. Despite having bagged the hefty sum, the fortunate winner has not yet decided whether or not they will go public and reveal their identity, the BBC [2] reports. The most significant win from a UK resident in the EuroMillions was Colin and Chris Weir who raked in 161 million in 2011. There was outcry in Serbia [3] recently when the number for one of the lottery’s winning balls was displayed on screen before it was drawn – sparking rumours of rigging. The organisers denied that the draw had been fixed, instead blaming it on a ‘technical mistake’. In July this year a lottery worker, Eddie Tipton, from Iowa used his inside information to rig the state’s lottery in an attempt to cash in on a huge prize. When Tipton bought the ticket he gave it to a friend. As a member of staff Tipton was not allowed to play and his friend Crawford Shaw refused to give the name of the original buyer when he attempted to claim the prize. Iowa law requires winners to be identified, so the money was never issued. Meanwhile, those who invested in the 1 August draw in Perth and Kinross should make sure to double check their tickets as a prize of 191,161 is yet to be claimed. Biggest UK lottery winners Launch Gallery Biggest UK lottery winners More on AOL Money: Lucky Lotto player celebrates 1.2m jackpot [4] Father and son win $100,000 each on same lottery game [5] Trucker wins $91 million while at work [6] References ^ EuroMillions (money.aol.co.uk) ^ BBC (www.bbc.co.uk) ^ outcry in Serbia (money.aol.co.uk) ^ Lucky Lotto player celebrates 1.2m jackpot (money.aol.co.uk) ^ Father and son win $100,000 each on same lottery game (money.aol.co.uk) ^ Trucker wins $91 million while at work (money.aol.co.uk)