Man hospitalised after tractor accident

A man was taken to hospital with a leg injury after being trapped between a tractor wheel and a farm machine.

The unnamed man trapped his leg between a tractor and its bucket in the Carse of Gowrie, Perth and Kinross, Scotland.

It is not known whether the injured man was a farmer or a member of the public.

Emergency services were called to the incident about 12.40pm near Abernyte Parish Church, a spokeswoman for Scottish Ambulance said.

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Firefighters used hydraulic cutting equipment to free the farmer. He was taken by ambulance to Ninewells Hospital in Dundee. His injuries are not thought to be life threatening.

An ambulance spokeswoman said: “We received a call at 12.42pm from Tayside Fire and Rescue Service reporting a man trapped by a tractor wheel.

“We dispatched an officer to the scene and an ambulance. The trauma team attended as well.

“He was transported to Ninewells Hospital, arriving there shortly before 2pm.”