Firefighters rescue man after crash in north-west Glasgow

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Crews responded to the early-morning incident in the city's Knightswood area.

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Firefighters removed the roof of a car to free a man following a collision in the Knightswood area of Glasgow early this morning (Thursday 23 July).

Three men were taken to hospital for precautionary check-ups following the two-car incident, which happened around 12:20am on Duntreath Avenue.

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) appliances were sent from Knightswood Community Fire Station and both crews reached the scene within four minutes of being mobilised in response to a call from ambulance control.

The incident commander, Watch Manager David King, said: “When we arrived one man was trapped and two others were being treated by paramedics.

“We prepared for an extrication and used hydraulic rescue equipment to conduct a roof removal, which allowed us to safely release the casualty.”

Ambulances took all three casualties to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital for precautionary check-ups, while firefighters made safe the two vehicles involved in the collision before leaving the scene around 1:25am.

*Please note the image above is of a training exercise and does not depict this incident.