Fire crews cut free two trapped in car after it rolls on icy road near Honiton

A driver and passenger were cut free from a car after it rolled over on an icy road near Honiton on Wednesday morning (December 9).

Police received reports of a car carrying two people colliding with a hedge near Offwell at around 7.15am.

Fire crews stabilised the vehicle and freed the trapped casualties, who were treated by paramedics at the scene.

A Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service (DSFRS) spokesperson said fire engines from Honiton, Sidmouth and Middlemoor attended a collision where a vehicle had left the road and rolled, trapping two occupants.

The DSFRS spokesperson said: “Crews arrived on scene and stabilised the vehicle, working with paramedics and the police. Both casualties were in a stable condition.

“Small tools were used, and crews assisted both casualties from the vehicle and into the hands of paramedics.

“Crews made the vehicle safe and duty of care of the scene was left with the police.”

A Devon and Cornwall Police spokeswoman said: “A female occupant was taken to hospital via ambulance with what are believed to be non-serious injuries.”

She added: “The road was reportedly very icy.”

A passing vehicle collided with a fire engine while crews worked at the scene, police said.

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