Man and woman rescued after car flips onto its side near Milngavie

Firefighters rescued a man and woman from their car after it crashed near Milngavie on Sunday.
Firefighters rescued a man and woman from their car after it crashed near Milngavie on Sunday.

Firefighters rescued a man and woman from their car after it flipped onto its side near Milngavie.

The pair, who were both injured, were freed on Sunday evening (July 31) by Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) crews who stabilised the vehicle and cut off its roof.

Paramedics helped them while they were inside their car while firefighters worked to safely release them.

The incident happened on Balmore Road, Bardowie.

Two fire engines arrived at the scene four minutes after a 999 call was made just after 8.15pm.

Firefighters used short-extension ladders to prevent the partially-overturned car moving and causing further injury to its occupants.

The crews deployed hydraulic cutting equipment to create space to lift the casualties out.

They were then taken by ambulance to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.

A man and woman from a second car also received attention at the scene of the incident, however they were not trapped as a result of the collision and had been able to safely exit their vehicle.

SFRS crews made the scene safe before leaving around 9.30pm.