Car and lorry collide in Glasgow

Fire fighters used hydraulic cutting equipment to rescue a woman.
Fire fighters used hydraulic cutting equipment to rescue a woman.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) used hydraulic cutting equipment to rescue a woman from a road traffic collision in Glasgow earlier today (February 1).

Johnstone Operations Control received a call from Police Scotland at 11.20am reporting a crash between a car and a lorry on Milnpark Street. Two fire engines were mobilised from Polmadie Fire Station and crews were at the scene within 10 minutes.

Watch Manager Francis Nicol said: “We arrived to find one woman trapped inside her vehicle and a further three casualties receiving treatment from Scottish Ambulance Service crews.

“An emergency plan was quickly implemented to free the trapped woman with the use of hydraulic cutting equipment. Working with emergency service colleagues, crews were then able to release the casualty with a spine board and carry her to safety.”

Three other casualties were checked over at the scene and the incident has been passed onto Police Scotland.