- Wednesday, 20 April 2011 16:11
Station Road at the junction with Eggshill Lane, Yate
Three people were rescued by firefighters following a multi-vehicle motorway collision.
Five fire engines from Temple and Patchway fire stations, including a rescue tender, were called to the scene. The incident involving at least four vehicles left three people trapped.
Using hydraulic cutting equipment, firefighters removed the roof of a Ford Focus to rescue two people. A male driver and his female passenger, both thought to be aged in their 40s, were taken to hospital with various injuries.
A second car and two light goods vehicles (LGVs) were also involved in the collision, leaving the driver of one of the LGVs trapped.
Although he suffered only minor injuries, the impact of the collision damaged the door, trapping the driver in the cab. Firefighters used cutting equipment to release the door, allowing him to be freed and treated by paramedics.
All three rescued by fire crews were taken to hospital by ambulance.