Five taken to hospital after RTC

Woodborough Road, Winscombe

Five people have been taken to hospital following a road traffic collision.

When firefighters arrived on the scene they found two vehicles involved – a Renault and a Ford Escort.

Four people aged in their 60s were not trapped in the Renault, however they were taken to hospital for a precautionary check up.

A man in his 30s was trapped in the Ford Escort so firefighters stabilised the vehicle and used hydraulic cutting equipment to remove the roof of the car. Working alongside paramedics the man was assisted on to a spinal board and taken to hospital with suspected spinal injuries.

The road was closed while the incident was ongoing.