Two women cut free after car overturns near Lenzie

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Two women had to be cut free by firefighters after their car overturned on a busy road near Lenzie.

Emergency services were called out to the scene at Robroyston Road shortly before 10.25am this morning (Tuesday).

Fire crews from Kirkintilloch, Bishopbriggs and Springburn used hydraulic cutting equipment to free the female driver and her passenger.

They were both treated by paramedics before being taken to Glasgow Royal Infirmary. There are no details on their condition.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service’s incident commander Allan Hunter said: “The car was lying on its right side, meaning the driver was at the bottom and the passenger was suspended by her seatbelt.

“One of our firefighters went inside to provide emergency care while we worked to safely extricate them.

“It was a challenging operation due to the position of the car against a raised embankment.

“By removing the vehicle’s pillars we created a roof flap, which gave ourselves and the paramedics space to lift them out on rescue boards.”