Man freed from road traffic collision

Brockley Combe Road, Backwell

A man has been cut free from a car following a road traffic collision.

On arrival at the scene firefighters found two vehicles involved - a Peugeot 406 and a Vauxhall Astra. A man and woman, who were in the Peugeot, escaped unharmed, but were taken to hospital by ambulance for a precautionary check up.

A man in his 30s was trapped in the Vauxhall Astra and suffering from suspected neck and spinal injuries.

Firefighters removed the roof of the vehicle using hydraulic cutting equipment. They then assisted paramedics in helping the man on to a spinal board. He was taken to hospital by ambulance.

A member of Avon Fire & Rescue Service staff who is a retained firefighter at Yatton Fire Station and a former member of Avon Fire & Rescue Service staff, who was until recently a retained firefighter at Yatton, who both work as firefighters at Bristol Airport were first on the scene.

They were on their way home from a night shift and came across the incident. They were able to assist with the casualty until crews arrived and helped with the rescue as it progressed.