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Cleland Road Accident


29/10/14

A woman had to be cut free by firefighters after being trapped in a vehicle after a road accident in Cleland on Wednesday 29th.

The incident, involving a collision between two cars, happened in Omoa Road around 8.20am.


Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) crews were immediately mobilised from Motherwell Community Fire Station and both appliances reached the scene within eight minutes.

Police were also quickly on the scene and road closures and diversions were quickly put in place.


SFRS incident commander, station manager Tom Sinton, said: “Our crews found a woman was trapped in one of the cars and they moved to implement an effective road rescue operation.

“Working closely with paramedics from the ambulance service, our firefighters used hydraulic cutting equipment to create the space needed to safely lift her clear. She was then moved to an ambulance and taken to Wishaw General Hospital.

“A man who was also involved in the collision was given a precautionary check-up by paramedics at the scene but he declined to attend hospital.


“Police officers were in attendance throughout the operation and they blocked the roadway, marshalling an outer cordon to protect the public and of course the casualties and emergency responders.”

The road was later reopened.