Man rescued from car on its side

09.16hrs A38, Redhill

Fire crews used stabilisation and lifting equipment to free a man from a vehicle which was lying on its side following a road traffic collision.

Four fire engines from Blagdon, Chew Magna and Temple fire stations attended the call which involved a single vehicle. When crews arrived they found the Lexus car on its side with the male driver still trapped inside.

Firefighters used specialist equipment to stabilise the car, before using air bags to lift it, allowing the man in his 40s to be rescued. He was treated on scene by paramedics before being taken to hospital, although his injuries were not thought to be serious.

The A38 was closed during the incident; although the air ambulance did attend it was it was not required.