Woman rescued from overturned car
21 March 2013
Clydebank and Renfrew crews free casualty after vehicle crashes into a field near the Erskine Bridge
Firefighters freed a woman trapped in her overturned vehicle after a road traffic incident in Renfrewshire last night (Wednesday, March 20).
The car was found upside-down in a field after leaving the M898 Erskine Bridge approach around 11pm. Appliances from nearby Clydebank, on the West Dunbartonshire side of the bridge, and Renfrew Community Fire Stations were mobilised and rushed to the scene.
Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) crews found a woman trapped within the car, as paramedics from the Scottish Ambulance Service treated a male casualty who had been removed from the vehicle prior to the SFRS appliances’ arrival.
The firefighters immediately began work to safely free the casualty – who remained conscious throughout the rescue – from the crashed car. Complaining of upper body pain, she was then passed to the care of paramedics as the SFRS crew continued working to make the scene safe.
Paramedics determined the man should receive a precautionary check-up and an ambulance took both casualties to the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley.