Lucky escape after collision on blind corner

Upper Largocrash damage. Photo by George McLuskie

Upper Largocrash damage. Photo by George McLuskie

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An elderly couple were left thanking their lucky stars after escaping serious injury when their Volkswagen Polo collided with a tractor and trailer in Upper Largo.

The couple, who have not been named, had to be taken to Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy, following the accident on the A915 – at the corner of the village’s Main Street near the Upper Largo Hotel, last Tuesday at 1.10 p.m.

It’s understood this was just for a precautionary check up.

The driver of the tractor, which overturned, was described by a police spokesman as “walking wounded”.

Less fortunate were a sign belonging to the hotel, a nearby wall and a lamppost, which will all need replaced.

Antony Voss, owner of the Upper Largo Hotel, however said the damage was the least of his concern.

“None of us saw it, so I can’t comment on how it happened or why it happened,” he said.

“The hotel is just so relieved that nobody was seriously injured. It was amazing, it was a miracle that there was no fatalities.”

The accident happened near a tight, blind corner and Mr Voss said he hoped something could be done to make that section of road safer.

In his opinion some vehicles are driven too fast round the corner but isn’t sure what could be done to curb future accidents.

“It’s the million dollar question,” he continued. “I think the signs that say ‘slow down’ are effective but not a deterrent. There has to be some sort of reduced speed measures for people before they get to the corner.”

The road had to be closed off for a couple of hours but none of the parties involved was charged.