Passenger rescued from car

Bond Street, Bristol

The male passenger of a car involved in a road traffic collision has been rescued by firefighters.

Crews from Temple Fire Station were called to the incident just a short distance from their station. Once on scene they found one vehicle, a Ford Mondeo, had been in collision with a central reservation. Although the driver was unhurt, his passenger, a man aged in his 40s suffered injuries to his arm.

Firefighters used hydraulic cutting equipment to remove the rear door of the vehicle so the man could be rescued. He was then treated by paramedics before being taken to hospital.

Crews returned to the scene of the incident around an hour later to assist the Highways Agency in making safe a traffic light damaged in the collision.