Firefighters rescue man trapped in car

PUBLISHED: 17:28 22 August 2008 | UPDATED: 21:34 31 May 2010

Firefighters cut off roof to free injured man

Firefighters cut off roof to free injured man

A 33-year-old man had to be cut free from his car after a crash on the London Road, Little Chesterford. Firefighters and ambulance crews were called to the scene shortly before 6pm on Wednesday (August 20). Leading firefighter Nigel Webb, from Saffron Wal

A 33-year-old man had to be cut free from his car after a crash on the London Road, Little Chesterford.

Firefighters and ambulance crews were called to the scene shortly before 6pm on Wednesday (August 20).

Leading firefighter Nigel Webb, from Saffron Walden Fire Station said: "Our crews worked extremely well along side the paramedics, doctor and Cambridgeshire Fire Service crews to ensure that a swift and safe removal of the casualty took place."

The driver, who sustained injuries to his knee and arm, was trapped in his car following a collision with a van. Firefighters from Saffron Walden and Cambridge used specialist cutting equipment to remove the roof of the vehicle and free the casualty.

The man was freed 6.38pm and taken to hospital. His injuries are not believed to be serious.

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