Driver is cut out of car after crash ordeal

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A man had to be cut free from his car after his vehicle was 
involved in a smash with a lorry in Milngavie on Tuesday afternoon.

Fire crews from Milngavie and Clydebank rushed to the scene after the accident which 
happened in Main Street around 1pm.

Using specialist hydraulic cutting equipment, the firefighters were able to rescue the 
motorist who is believed to have escaped serious injury.

A third car was also 
involved in the collision.

The driver was taken by ambulance to Glasgow’s Western Infirmary.

A police spokeswoman said yesterday (Wednesday) he had “no 
obvious injuries.”

The man had not been named as the Herald went to press.

Part of Main Street was closed for almost two hours after the accident and police 
diverted traffic via South Mains Road and Park Road.Police said grit had to be put down because of possible oil spillage from the vehicles.

A Scottish Fire spokesman said three appliances had responded to a request for help from Police Scotland and 
arrived at the scene within four 

Watch Commander John Hutcheson, the officer in charge of the incident, said: “We arrived to find the driver of one of the cars still inside his vehicle.

“He was not physically trapped but paramedics asked us to remove the car door 
so he could be safely lifted clear.

“Once this was completed the firefighters helped 
paramedics move him to a waiting ambulance using a rescue board.”

A police spokeswoman said yesterday (Wednesday) a 68-year-old man has been reported to 
the procurator fiscal in 
connection with the incident.

TO THE RESCUE: Firefighters used specialist cutting equipment to free the driver. Pic: Scottish Fire Service