Rescue after HGV and car collide in Port Glasgow

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Firefighters cut the roof from the car to allow a motorist to be safely lifted clear

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A collision between a flatbed lorry and a car in Port Glasgow saw firefighters and paramedics work side-by-side to rescue a woman.

Using hydraulic cutting equipment, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) crews removed the roof from the car, allowing the motorist to be lifted safely clear and moved to a waiting ambulance.

Firefighters had already removed a door to give paramedics full access to the casualty, which enabled them to assess her condition inside the vehicle.

The incident in Kilmacolm Road happened shortly before 8pm on Tuesday (12 April) and SFRS Operations Control sent crews from Port Glasgow and Greenock fire stations in response to a call from the ambulance service.

The casualty was taken to Inverclyde Royal Hospital for a precautionary check-up and the SFRS crews had left the scene by 9:20pm.