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Thursday, 18 December 2014

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Man cut free by firefighters after two-car crash in Gretna

Firefighters cut a man free from his car after a serious crash.

The two-vehicle collision happened in Annan Road, Gretna, with a crew called out to help the Scottish Ambulance Service.

Watch Manager Phil Birkett, the incident commander, said: “We initially responded to make the vehicles safe but our role quickly developed as paramedics determined more space was needed to move the casualty.

“Our crew then cut the roof from the car and allowed the man to be safely extricated.”

He praised the way in which firefighters, police officers and paramedics worked closely together to make the rescue as swift as possible following the call0out 4.50pm on Wednesday.

The casualty was taken by land ambulance to the Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirm-ary.

A second man was also taken to the same hospital for a precautionary check-up.

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