Incident

RTC - Persons Trapped

Date
4.58pm - 10 August 2021
Last updated
8.33am - 11 August 2021
Status
Closed
Incident type
Large vehicle
Attending station
Frome
Glastonbury

Crews from Frome and Glastonbury, assisted by our colleagues from Warminster (Dorset & Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service) were mobilised to the Frome Bypass at Berkley, Frome following calls from motorists reporting a 2 vehicle RTC, involving an articulated lorry and a car, where both vehicles had left the carriageway and come to rest in hedgerow, trapping both drivers. 

On arrival crews set to work stabilising the vehicles and working alongside paramedics to allow them to assess the casualties, before extricating them using stabilisation equipment and a hydraulic platform, from our Heavy Rescue Vehicle, to access the cab of the lorry. Once released and the vehicles, and scene made safe, duty of care was left with Ambulance personnel and the Police. The road was closed for some time.