Two hurt in Argyll crash

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Man and woman hospitalised after collision.

Hydraulic Cutting (cropped) 

Firefighters rescued a man trapped following a collision between two cars on the A85 in Argyll, between loch Awe and Taynuilt, shortly after 9am on Thursday (August 22).

Hydraulic cutting equipment was used to remove the roof of one of the vehicles as Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) crews from Dalmally and Oban worked to free the motorist.

Working closely with paramedics, the firefighters removed the vehicle’s doors and lifted its dashboard to gain greater access to the casualty and allow him to be released as quickly as possible.

After being cut from his car he was flown by air ambulance to Paisley’s Royal Alexandra Hospital for treatment to non-life-threatening injuries.

A woman also sustained non-life-threatening injuries in the crash but was not trapped in her vehicle.

Removed prior to the arrival of firefighters, she was taken by road ambulance to Oban’s Lorn & Islands District General Hospital.