Man in his 50s taken to hospital after car knocks out traffic lights on busy local road

A man in his 50s was taken to hospital after a car accident in Perth last night.

A car knocked out a set of traffic lights at around 9.35pm on York Place just outside the Grampian Hotel.

Four police vehicles raced to the scene from the nearby Perth police headquarters. An ambulance also attended.

A Scottish Ambulance Service spokesperson said:  “We received a call at 21.31 hours on Tuesday 19 September to attend a road traffic collision on York Place in Perth.

“We dispatched one ambulance to the scene.

“One male patient in his fifties was taken to the Perth Royal Infirmary.”

The location has been the scene of a number of accidents in the last few years and this latest one closed one lane of the road into Perth city centre.

A recovery vehicle was called to take away the damaged vehicle and police were still on the scene for some time after the accident happened.

A police spokesman said: “Police Scotland attended a one-car road traffic collision in York Place, Perth yesterday evening, in which a set of traffic lights was damaged.

“The driver of the car suffered some minor injuries, and was issued with a fixed penalty conditional offer ticket for careless driving.”