Man rescued after four-car RTC

Stoke Lane, Stapleton, Bristol

A man in his 30s has been cut from his car after a collision involving four vehicles.

When crews arrived they found a couple in their 30s and two youths already out of their vehicles.

A female, who had been in a third car, was given assistance by firefighters as she was suffering from breathing difficulties. However, she was not taken to hospital.

The man, who was trapped in a Vauxhall Astra, was complaining of neck pains, so firefighters quickly stabilised the vehicle and used hydraulic cutting equipment to remove the back seats of the car.

Working alongside paramedics crews then assisted the man on to a spinal board and he was lifted from the car via the hatchback.

He was taken to hospital but his injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.