OAP trapped in car after bridge crash
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.