Firefighters in Glasgow motorway rescue

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Man freed from car after colliding with a lorry on the M8.


Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) crews used hydraulic cutting equipment to free a trapped motorist after a collision between a car and a heavy goods vehicle on the M8 in Glasgow.

Firefighters worked side-by-side with paramedics in the road rescue, which resulted in a man being safely released from the car and taken to the city's Southern General Hospital.

The collision took place on the motorway's westbound carriageway - near to the Kingston Bridge (Junction 20) - around 12:25pm on Monday 16 December.

Crews from Yorkhill, Easterhouse and Polmadie responded to the crash, removing sections of the car to ensure the casualty could be safely removed from the vehicle on a spinal board.