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Incident - RTC - Person Trapped

Date: 19/07/2019
Time: 18:43
Location: Castlemain, Buckland St Mary, Chard
Area: Somerset
County: Somerset

2 fire appliances from Taunton and Chard, together with the Rescue Tender from Taunton, were mobilised following a call from the Police, requesting our attendance to a single vehicle RTC, where a car had overturned, trapping a female casualty inside. 

Shortly after arriving and assessing the vehicle, crews established that whilst the casualty was trapped inside, she was not physically trapped, just unable to exit the vehicle due to its position.

Crews set to work stabilising the car before extricating the lady, using hydraulic cutting equipment, into the hands of paramedics who were standing by. She was given first aid on scene before being conveyed to hospital by land ambulance as a precaution. Crews made the vehicle and scene safe before leaving duty of care with the Police. The incident was under control at 19:08hrs and these are the full and final details. 

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