Man cut free from vehicle by Firefighters in Edinburgh

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Crews worked closely with Scottish Ambulance Service to free the casualty.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service attended a road traffic collision in Edinburgh this morning (20th December) at 8.24am. The incident involved a car and a lorry at the junction of Kinellan Road and Murrayfield Road.

Crews from Tollcross and Crewe Toll fire stations were mobilised to the scene and on arrival found one 34 year old male trapped in his vehicle.

Firefighters immediately got to work to stabilise the vehicle before using hydraulic cutting gear to remove the roof. 

Working with colleagues from the Scottish Ambulance Service, firefighters safely released the casualty using a rescue board.

Once released, the casualty was transported to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary suffering from suspected neck and back injuries.