Youngster safe after Bridge of Earn smash

© Stewart Cowper
Police at the scene of the Bridge of Earn crash on Saturday, February 17

A youngster had a lucky escape when the car he was travelling in overturned following a collision in a Perthshire village.

Emergency services were called to Bridge of Earn’s Main Street just after 7pm on Saturday.

No one was seriously hurt in the crash, but it is understood a five-year-old child was in the car when it overturned. He was said to have suffered some minor cuts and bruises.

The driver of the car was described by locals as “walking wounded”.

The other vehicle involved mounted a pavement and lost a rear wheel.

The accident scene was cleared up and re-opened by 9pm.