Car flips onto its roof after collision with muddy verge on Mill Lane

Police are urging drivers to take extra care when drivingĀ on country roads following a road traffic collision in Old Town yesterday.


At approximately 7pm on Monday 28 December, officers were called to Mill Lane following a report of a collision.

The vehicle, a red Peugeot 307, overturned after colliding with a muddy verge of the narrow carriageway, causing it to turn on its side, slide onto the opposite side of the road and come to a stop upside down.

The 38-year-old man who was driving the vehicle did not require hospital treatment.

Response PC Luke Hobbs, based at Gablecross police station, said: “Thankfully nobody was injured and the lone driver of the vehicle escaped without serious injury, just scratches to his hands from the smashed windscreen and windows as he climbed out of the vehicle.”

The road was closed for approximately one hour while the scene was cleared and the vehicle recovered.

PC Hobbs added: “This is a gentle reminder, which is supported by the lucky driver of this vehicle, to please take it steady on the country roads. Although it is not particularly icy nor is visibility being affected by the weather at the moment, incidents like this are still happening.

“Please be careful when manoeuvring on narrow country lanes, as well as on all other roads, and stay safe.”