Man rescued after car leaves road

Wickwar Road, Chipping Sodbury

Firefighters rescued the driver of a car which had left the road and finished in a ditch.

Three crews from Yate and Temple fire stations were called to the incident where they found a BMW car off the road among trees and undergrowth. The driver of the car, a man in his 60s, was still in the vehicle and complaining of neck pain.

Crews used cutting equipment to first cut back tree branches so they could access the car, before removing the roof with hydraulic gear. The man was placed in a neck and back support, before being lifted from the car.

He was then taken to hospital by paramedics.