Firefighters cut woman free from car after it crashes into a ditch near Aylesbeare

Firefighters cut a woman free from a car after it crashed into a ditch on the A3052 Sidmouth Road, near Aylesbeare, on Tuesday morning (February 2).

Crews from Clyst St George and Middlemoor fire stations were sent to rescue the trapped woman, after the car left the road near the White Horse Inn.

The woman casualty was left in the care of paramedics and she was taken to hospital with suspected injuries.

A Devon and Cornwall Police spokeswoman said: “Police were called at just after 10am yesterday morning, Tuesday, 2 February, to a one-vehicle collision on the A3052 at Aylesbeare, involving a car going into a ditch.

“A sole female occupant was cut free of her car by a fire crew.

“She was taken to hospital with suspected minor injuries.”

Firefighters used hydraulic cutting equipment to free the woman from the car

A Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue service spokesperson said: “One fire engine from Clyst St George HQ and one from Middlemoor, Exeter, were sent at the request of ambulance to reports of a road traffic collision.

“On arrival, crews confirmed this to be a single vehicle road traffic incident where the vehicle had left the carriageway with one female trapped inside.

“Fire crews got to work with hydraulic rescue equipment and released the female casualty from the vehicle.

“The female was handed over to paramedics.

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

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