Fire crews rescue heavy goods driver on Lanarkshire’s A8
Written by Scott Campbell.
Published at 15:44 GMT on Wednesday 9th January, 2013.
Picture is copyright of Strathclyde Fire and Rescue .

STRATHCLYDE Fire and Rescue crews have used hydraulic cutting equipment to rescue a man trapped after a heavy goods vehicle which rolled over on the A8 in North Lanarkhsire this morning (Wednesday, January 9th).

Appliances were scrambled from Community Fire Stations in the East End of Glasgow, North Lanarkshire and South Lanarkshire around 9:45am – as the Fire Service received reports of a person stuck inside the articulated lorry.

Working with colleagues from both the police and ambulance service, Strathclyde Fire & Rescue crews from Bellshill, Coatbridge, Easterhouse and Hamilton used specialist cutting gear to free the motorist.

Suffering from suspected pelvic injuries, the casualty was extracted from the toppled-over vehicle by firefighters and placed in the care of the Scottish Ambulance Service. He was then taken to Monklands Hospital.

Strathclyde Fire & Rescue crews remain in attendance at the scene.
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