Firefighters free casualties after two more collisions on key Fen roads

FIREFIGHTERS freed two more casualties who had been trapped in their vehicles following separate collisions on key Fen roads this week.

One crew from Littleport and a crew from Ely were called to a collision involving a car and a van on Black Horse Drove in Ten Mile Bank, near Littleport, at 1pm yesterday.

One female casualty was rescued from the car using cutting equipment with the assistance of paramedics. The driver of the van was unharmed.

At 8.45pm the night before a rescue vehicle from Dogsthorpe and two crews from Dogsthorpe and Stanground were called to a collision on the A47 Eye Bypass between Eye and Thorney.

Firefighters released one male casualty from the vehicle which had ended up in a ditch. After being released, the man was taken to the hospital by ambulance.

Crews returned to their stations by 9.30pm.

The incidents were the third time this week that emergency crews had to free passengers from vehicles following collisions.

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