Family of five rescued from RTC

M4 eastbound junctions 22-21

cutting equipmentFive people were rescued from their car by firefighters after their vehicle left the road and ended up in a ditch next to the motorway.

When crews arrived it was difficult to access the vehicle as it was approximately 30 metres from the road and down an embankment.

Three children, aged 12, seven and two, were carried to safety by police officers before firefighters arrived. They were given first aid for minor injuries at the scene.

As their parents, who were both thought to be in their 30s, were still trapped in the vehicle, crews used hydraulic cutting equipment to get to them.

Crews worked closely with paramedics and a doctor from the air ambulance to release the casualties.

They were then taken to hospital but their injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.