Road traffic collision at Duddingston Park South, Edinburgh

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Crews assist ambulance personnel with the casualty

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) Operations Control Edinburgh received a call just after 11am this morning (Thursday 30th May) to a road traffic collision at Duddingston Park South, Edinburgh.

Crews from Marionville, Liberton and Newcraighall were mobilised and on arrival discovered one male casualty in his mid 50s freed from the vehicle.  Firefighters quickly got to work to make the vehicle and area safe as the vehicle had hit a lamppost and wires were exposed.

Crews assisted ambulance personnel with the casualty by safely moving him onto a spinal board. He was then taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary as a precaution.

There was also a black Labrador in the car who was the casualty’s deaf assistance dog.  The dog, who was uninjured, was taken to Edinburgh cat and dog home until the owner is fit and well enough to collect the animal.

Crews remained in attendance at the scene until Edinburgh City Council attended to recover the vehicle and make the lamppost and the roadway safe.

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