Road rescue in South Lanarkshire
24 June 2015
Two women were hospitalised following the rush-hour collision in Larkhall.
Firefighters used hydraulic rescue equipment to free a woman from a car following a collision in South Lanarkshire this morning (Wednesday 24 June).
The two car crash happened on Netherburn Road in Larkhall shortly before 8:55am with Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) crews mobilised in response to a call for assistance from ambulance control.
An appliance from Larkhall Community Fire Station reached the scene six minutes later and it was quickly joined by a second sent from Carluke.
The incident commander, Watch Manager Gilbert Rowan, said: “We arrived to find the ambulance service attending to the casualty who was still inside her vehicle as well as a second casualty who had exited the other car involved.
“Our crews were working closely with the paramedics and their advice regarding possible injuries meant we decided to extricate the casualty using hydraulic cutting equipment.
“This created the space needed for us to safely move her from the vehicle and to the ambulance.”
Ambulances took both the women involved in the collision to Wishaw General Hospital and all SFRS personnel had left the scene by 10:15am.