Woman rescued from North Ayrshire crash
25 June 2014
Vehicle left the road near Kilbirnie on Wednesday afternoon.
A woman was rescued from her car following a collision in North Ayrshire this afternoon (Wednesday 25 June).
Firefighters used hydraulic cutting equipment to free the motorist from her vehicle after it left the A760 near Kilbirnie and came to rest at the bottom of an embankment.
A spokesperson for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said: “We received a call from Police Scotland shortly before 2:50pm reporting one car had been involved in a collision heading towards Lochwinnoch and two people were trapped.
“Operations Control immediately mobilised two appliances from Beith and Johnstone. Our crews arrived to find one woman was still trapped, while a second had been able to leave the vehicle.
“Firefighters assisted Scottish Ambulance Service colleagues, using hydraulic equipment to ensure she was safely released, and after being moved from the car she was passed to the care of paramedics.”
The crew at Beith Community Fire Station serve on the retained duty system (RDS), meaning they hold other employment but commit to providing their area with professional fire and rescue cover.
RDS firefighters undertake weekly training nights to ensure they can respond to incidents in the communities where they live and work, developing and maintaining the life-saving skills needed at the scene of fires, road traffic collisions and other emergencies.
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