Woman cut from car after two-car smash

A woman was rescued by firefighters after she became trapped in her car following a two-car crash, say fire services.

Thursday, 2nd March 2017, 11:28 am
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 11:09 am
The accident happened on Preston New Road near the Samlesbury Hotel.

Fire crews used hydraulic equipment to cut the roof away from the car to allow ambulance services to access a patient.

The accident happened at around 12.30pm on 1 March on Preston New Road near the Samlesbury Hotel.

A spokesman for Lancashire Fire and Rescue said: "Following a collision between two cars a woman remained trapped in one of them.

"Two fire engines and crews from Preston responded to the incident and firefighters used hydraulic equipment to cut the roof off the car to enable them to rescue the casualty, placed on a stretcher, to be taken to hospital by ambulance."

The condition of the patient is not known.