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Firefighters cut man from car following A37 collision
FIREFIGHTERS were called to help cut a man from his car following a collision on the A37 near Charminster, Dorchester.
The crash took place on the A37 close to Linch Close this morning just before 10am.
A spokesperson from Dorset Police said: “The crash involved a green Ford Escort registered to a Dorchester man and a white Volvo lorry registered to a company in Weston Super Mare.
“The collision caused one vehicle to go through a fence into a field.”
One fire crew from Dorchester was called to the scene at 10.19am to assist in cutting a man from a vehicle.
Hydraulic cutting equipment was used to remove the man, who was then carried to the road side by firefighters and taken to hospital by the road ambulance.
A spokesperson from the South Western Ambulance Service said: “The lorry hit the vehicle from behind and the lorry driver sustained no injuries.
“The car was being driven by a man who was cut free by the fire service, in support of the Ambulance crew on scene. It was a joint rescue.
“An ambulance, one paramedic response car and the ambulance duty officer attended.
“The fire service assisted the ambulance crew to carry the patient across the field.”
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