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Two people rescued after vehicle rolls onto roof in Castle Hedingham




Two people were rescued from a car in Castle Hedingham earlier this week after the vehicle ended up on its roof approximately a quarter of a mile from the road.

Firefighters were called out at 2.10pm on Monday, following reports of a road traffic collision involving one vehicle in Sudbury Road.

Two Essex County Fire and Rescue crews were deployed from Halstead Fire Station to support paramedics to stabilise the vehicle, which had flipped over in a field, resulting in both occupants being trapped inside.

Police on the scene of an RTC - Norfolk Police accident sign. (34917837)
Police on the scene of an RTC - Norfolk Police accident sign. (34917837)

The casualties were subsequently freed at 3pm, without the need for cutting equipment, before being carried back to the road to be transported via road ambulance to hospital.

Lee Bacon, crew manager, said: “The vehicle had left the road and continued some distance across a field before landing on its roof.

“It made the rescue more difficult because crews had to carry the equipment across the field and carry the casualties back, but they worked really well with the ambulance crews.”


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