Fire Service called to spate of collisions across two counties
In a four hour period (between 6.20am and 10.20am), fire crews were called to assist at nine different collisions where vehicles had left the road or overturned.
This included two in Herefordshire and seven in Worcestershire.
Group Commander Ian Prust from H&WFRS, who attended two of this morning’s collisions, said: “The early morning frosts have made it difficult today on Herefordshire and Worcestershire roads and we’d urge people to slow down and take extra care when faced with such conditions.”
Collisions attended by H&WFRS this morning included:
- At 6.20am, two fire crews from Kidderminster went to a road traffic collision just off the A442 at Franche involving a car on its roof. They used hydraulic rescue equipment to help release one of the occupants from the vehicle.
- At 6.53am, two pumps from Bromsgrove went to a collision along the A448 Bromsgrove to Kidderminster Road. Firefighters helped make safe the two vehicles involved in the incident.
- At 7.49am, one pump from Worcester and one from Droitwich went to a collision in Hurst Lane in Fernhill Heath, Worcester. Fire officers helped make safe the vehicle involved.
- At 7.51am, two pumps from Bromsgrove plus one from West Midlands FRS attended a collision in Egghill Lane in Frankley. Fire crews helped make safe an overturned car.
- At 8.01am, two pumps from Ross-on-Wye and one from Ledbury went to a collision involving two vehicles on the M50 Eastbound between Junction 3 and Junction 2.
- At 8.24am, one pump from Bromsgrove and two from Redditch went to a collision along the A448 Redditch to Bromsgrove Road. Crews helped release the occupant of the car involved and then made the vehicle safe.
- At 8.44am, two fire crews from Malvern attended a collision in Madresfield in Malvern, helping release an occupant from the vehicle.
- At 9.10am, H&WFRS was called to a collision along Morton Road in Hereford.
- At 10.11am, two pumps from Bromsgrove and two from West Midlands FRS were called to a collision along the Birmingham Road in Rubery.