OAP trapped in car af­ter bridge crash

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A WO­MAN in her 80s was cut free af­ter a car crashed into a bridge.

The pen­sioner was taken to Ain­tree hospi­tal by paramedics, but was not be­lieved to have life-threat­en­ing in­juries.

An am­bu­lance and rapid re­sponse ve­hi­cle rushed to the crash on Heatons Bridge Road, in Scaris­brick, at 3.30pm on New Year’s Day.

No other cars were in­volved in the col­li­sion.

Lan­cashire Fire & Res­cue Ser­vice were called to the scene half an hour af­ter the am­bu­lance and spent 40 min­utes free­ing the pa­tient.

A spokesman for the fire ser­vice said: “One ca­su­alty was trapped and fire­fight­ers used hol­ma­tro spread­ers, cut­ters, a DeWalt saw, small tools and a long­board to ex­tri­cate the ca­su­alty.

“The crew were en­gaged for 40 min­utes and the ca­su­alty was passed into the care of North West Am­bu­lance Ser­vice.”

An am­bu­lance spokesman said there were two pa­tients in the car, one aged in their 80s and an­other in their 40s.

The elderly wo­man was taken to Ain­tree Univer­sity Hospi­tal for treat­ment, while the other was un­hurt.

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