Lucky escape for driver as vehicle crashes through railings

Plimsoll Bridge, Cumberland Basin, Hotwells, Bristol

A young driver had a lucky escape when his car ended partially overhanging a bridge following an RTC in Bristol.

Fortunately the railings prevented the vehicle from travelling further over the bridge and kept the car secure.

When crews arrived on the scene they found the driver of the vehicle – a man thought to be aged around 18 years old – still inside the car and believed to be suffering from suspected spinal injuries.

Firefighters used hydraulic cutting gear to remove the roof and, working with paramedics, lifted the man out of the vehicle on a spinal board. He was then taken to hospital by ambulance.