Ayrshire crews in two road rescues
29 August 2013
Separate collisions see a woman and a man trapped in vehicles.
Firefighters carried out two rescues following separate road traffic collisions in South Ayrshire on Wednesday afternoon (August 28).
A woman trapped in her stricken vehicle after a two-car crash on at the Whitletts Roundabout in Ayr was freed by Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) crews using two sets of hydraulic cutters.
Teams from Kilmarnock and Troon community fire stations responded to a call for assistance from the police shortly after 3pm and immediately moved to assist the injured motorist.
Working closely with ambulance personnel, the firefighters assisted with her care and cut the roof from the car to enable her to be removed from the vehicle.
Responders from all three emergency services were at the same time in action at the scene of an earlier collision in nearby Mosshill, which left a man trapped inside a car and resulted in minor injuries to two minibus passengers.
The incident, which took place on the A713 around 2:15pm, again saw Kilmarnock firefighters involved in rescue operations – along with two crews from nearby Ayr Community Fire Station.
Firefighters used hydraulic cutting equipment to remove the roof and driver-side door from the car before using a spinal board to safely lift the man free of the wreckage and into a waiting ambulance.
He was taken to Ayr Hospital to receive further treatment, as were the two bus passengers who sustained minor injuries.