Men rescued from upside-down car in Kilmarnock

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Firefighters stabilised the vehicle and safely removed the occupants.

SFRS name line on appliance

Two men were taken to hospital after firefighters rescued them from an overturned car in Kilmarnock this afternoon (Thursday 26 February).

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) crews were sent to the incident at the East Ayrshire town’s Glasgow Road around 12:15pm in response to reports people were trapped following a three car collision.

Two appliances were mobilised from Kilmarnock Community Fire Station and firefighters reached the scene around seven minutes later.

Watch Manager Tony Cano, the incident commander, said: “We arrived to find one car on its roof and two people inside, so firefighters began work to stabilise the vehicle and extricate the casualties.

“We used blocks and chocks to prevent the car from moving while the casualties and firefighters were inside.

“Our crews implemented an effective road rescue that ensured both casualties were safely removed from the car using a rescue board. They were treated by ambulance personnel before being taken to Crosshouse Hospital.”

SFRS crews left the scene around 1:30pm and the incident was passed to Police Scotland.