Road rescues in North Lanarkshire
27 July 2015
Firefighters used hydraulic rescue equipment to extricate two of the casualties.
Four people were taken to hospital following a collision on the A73 near Newhouse in North Lanarkshire this morning (Monday 27 July).
Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) crews were mobilised from Bellshill and Coatrbidge shortly after 9:05am in response to a report from ambulance control that the two-car crash had resulted in people being trapped.
The SFRS incident commander, Station Manager Stephen Lanaghan, said: “Personnel from each of the emergency services worked extremely closely throughout this incident.
“Firefighters used hydraulic rescue equipment to free a man from one of the vehicles and a woman from the other.”
He continued: “An air ambulance was in attendance and medical personnel provided treatment to the casualties before they were removed from the vehicles.
“While firefighters and paramedics worked side-by-side to ensure their safe release, police officers closed the road in both directions to protect the casualties, the emergency crews and also other road users.”
Ambulances took the woman and two of the men to Wishaw General Hospital and a third man to Monklands Hospital. SFRS crews left the scene around 10:50am.