An investigation was under way in Dundee today after a car ploughed through protective railings at an electricity substation.
Electricity workers rushed to install temporary fencing at the Lyndhurst substation.
The incident saw emergency on-call workers dispatched to repair damage left by the BMW 3 Series.
The substation, which outputs 132,000 volts of electricity to the surrounding area, sits between the Coupar Angus roundabout and Dunsinane Industrial Estate.
The car smashed through a roadside barrier and the substation’s protective fence before coming to a rest at around 10.50pm.
An eyewitness said: “I was driving past on my way to work when I saw the gap in the fence. It looked like someone had ploughed straight through and carried on. They must have been going at some speed.”
Electricity supplies were unaffected by the smash.
Maintenance workers from Scottish & Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) were seen examining the aftermath yesterday. The damaged fencing and a car bumper were still visible at the scene.
A spokesman for SSEN said: “We can confirm that a car did damage the fence at the Lyndhurst substation on Friday night.
“Our security bureau has on-site surveillance cameras, which enabled workers to quickly alert our on-call staff and the police.
“Our staff attended site immediately and made the site secure. Full repairs to the fence will be completed today.”
A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “We are making inquiries following a road traffic collision involving a silver BMW 3 Series on Coupar Angus Road, Dundee, that happened at about 10.50pm on Friday February 3.
“Anyone who was in the area at the time and has information that could assist officers with their inquiries should contact Police Scotland on 101.”