Pics: Tractor ends up in pensioner’s garden after crashing through wall

A tractor recently ended up in a pensioner’s front garden after it crashed through a wall in Co. Donegal, according to the Inishowen News.

The incident reportedly took place at around 9:00am on Wednesday morning in Buncrana, just a few minutes after the usual early-morning traffic.

It is believed that the tractor and trailer combination – that collided with the elderly woman’s garden wall – belonged to a local construction firm.

The local publication explained that the tractor – a McCormick MTX150 – is thought to have lost power as it travelled down a steep hill. The 150hp machine was towing an NC dump trailer at the time of the accident.

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The tractor stopped just a few feet from the front door of the house. The resident of the house is believed to be in her 70s and she was seen to by two public health nurses after the incident, the Inishowen News reported.

Residents in the area told the local publication how they heard a loud bang when the tractor mounted the kerb and crashed through the wall, leading them to be very concerned for the elderly resident of the house.

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Image source: Inishowen News

The driver of the tractor is thought to have escaped uninjured.

Tractor caught up in bridge collapse

Earlier this year, a farmer from Iskaheen, Muff, Co. Donegal, was left shaken after he got caught up in a bridge collapse on the road from Muff to Iskaheen.

The incident occurred in August when the area was hit by severe flooding.

Image source: BBC Radio Foyle

The bridge was one of a number affected, as the region was ravaged by extreme weather. A number of roads were also washed away at the time.