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Firefighters called to road traffic incidents

Firefighters called to road traffic incidents

As the 'big freeze' continues, firefighters from Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service have been called to rescue people involved in a series of road traffic incidents.


Two crews from Bewdley and one from Shropshire were called to Clows Top road, Bayton, Worcestershire just before 1:45pm yesterday (Wednesday 22 December 2010) with reports of a road traffic incident involving one car and persons trapped. Firefighters arrived at the scene to find a saloon car on its side in a field. They stabilised the vehicle before using hydraulic cutting gear to extricate a female casualty who was then passed to ambulance personnel for medical assessment and treatment.

Then at 1:52pm that day, two crews from Bromyard were called to a two vehicle road traffic collision on the B4214 in Bromyard with persons reported trapped. Firefighters made the vehicle safe and released the trapped casualty who was conveyed to hospital by land ambulance.

This morning (Thursday 23 December 2010) at 7:26am, two crews from Worcester were called to attend a road traffic incident on the A443 Little Witley, Worcestershire. Firefighters arrived at the scene to find a van on its side with no persons trapped. They made the vehicle safe before leaving the incident in the hands of Police and recovery services.

Community Safety Manager, Grant Wills said; "These incidents serve as a reminder that all road users must take particular care as the cold weather continues."