Elderly couple pictured holding hands after being rescued from car crash
Pictures of the incident were tweeted by Avon Fire and Rescue Service.
A husband and wife were pictured holding hands in their stretchers before being transferred to hospital following a car crash.
The couple, aged in their 80s, were trapped when their vehicle went off the road and up an embankment in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset.
🚗🚨 Crews from @WestonFireStn & @AvonmouthFire are currently attending a one-vehicle road traffic collision on Bridgwater Road in Weston-super-Mare. One male and female casualty in their 80s have been rescued and handed to @swasFT. Crews are now working to retrieve the vehicle. pic.twitter.com/pViUWaHBLu— Avon Fire & Rescue Service (@AvonFireRescue) December 17, 2018
Avon Fire & Rescue Service were called to the scene at 1.21pm on Monday, along with police and paramedics.
“The two casualties were rescued by hydraulic cutting equipment, ladders and safe working at height equipment,” a fire service spokesman said.
“Both were conveyed to hospital by the ambulance service.”
Blue watch on duty RTC demo with police to Voyage pupils then onto the real thing this afternoon with a car suspended in trees! Two casualties safely lowered to ground and a challenging extrication completed by Weston Blue Weston on call and Avonmouth Blue. pic.twitter.com/YmYY8wVwl8— Weston-super-Mare Fire Station (@AFRSWeston) December 17, 2018
Firefighters recovered the silver car by 3.24pm.
In a tweet, Weston-super-Mare fire station said the vehicle had been “suspended in trees” and described the rescue as a “challenging extrication”.