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Car roof removed to free two trapped in Devon crash
4:46pm Thursday 17th October 2013 in News
Hydraulic cutting equipment had to be used to remove a car roof after two people were trapped following a Devon crash.
Two fire appliances from Plymstock and Greenbank were mobilised following a call from the Ambulance requesting attendance to a one vehicle crash on the A379, Billacombe Road, Billacombe, Plymstock.
A car had gone in to a lamp post, trapping the people inside. On arrival crews confirmed there were two people trapped inside and got to work setting up hydraulic cutting equipment to prepare for a roof removal.
The incident was brought under control at 1.34pm.
Crews worked alongside paramedics to extricate both casualties by removing the roof of the vehicle and placing them on to spinal boards. They were then transfered to hospital via road ambulance. Crews then made the vehicle safe and left duty of care with Western Power (making the lamp post safe) and the police.
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