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Lucky escape after tractor overturns cutting hedge in Northern Ireland

By Ann W Schmidt

A Co Down farmer survived a close call while tending to land yesterday afternoon.

The man in his 60s was cutting a hedge using his tractor near Cloughey when the vehicle overturned onto the road.

It is not believed to have collided with any other vehicles.

The police were called in around 1.15pm and closed part of the Portaferry Road while the tractor was removed.

The road was reopened a short time after 4.30pm.

The PSNI reported that the tractor had overturned because of subsidence in the field where it was being used.

The farmer was taken to the Ulster Hospital in Dundonald, but is believed to have been discharged from the hospital upon arrival. It is believed he sustained no serious injuries.

The Ards PSNI posted on their Facebook page: "A very lucky escape for this farmer on Portaferry Road.

"Thankfully, we have local fire and rescue services who live and work in our community and were able to attend promptly to assist. Thanks for everyone's patience whilst we made the road safe."

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