Road rescue in Highland after car and lorry collide

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SFRS crews stabilised the car and used hydraulic cutting equipment to free the man trapped inside.

A man was taken to hospital after firefighters rescued him from a car involved in a collision with a lorry on the A95 near Dunlain Bridge on Tuesday afternoon (8 December).

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) crews were sent to the incident in response to an emergency call made around 3:35pm.

Two appliances were mobilised from Grantown along with a third from Carrbridge.

The incident commander, Station Manager Gordon McQuade, said: “Our crews were met with a very difficult situation on arrival at this incident.

“One HGV gritter lorry was lying on its side, completely blocking the main carriageway, and a private saloon car was located down a steep embankment with one male casualty trapped inside the vehicle.”

He continued: “The crews worked extremely hard in difficult surroundings to stabilise the vehicle. They then got to work with hydraulic cutting equipment to remove the complete side of the car, which allowed ambulance paramedics access to assess the trapped casualty.

“After about 30 minutes the casualty was brought up the embankment by firefighters and paramedics on a stretcher.

“He was moved to a waiting ambulance and then transported on to hospital for a full assessment of any injuries.”

SFRS crews left the scene around 5:05pm.

 

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