Two people hospitalised after three-vehicle crash

By Jake Chown  
Friday 21st January 2022 12:00 pm
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A MAN had to be rescued after becoming trapped inside his car and two people were taken to hospital with injuries following a dramatic three-vehicle crash on a Forest road last week.

A van and two cars collided on Bream Road (B4231) near Lydney shortly after 5pm last Thursday (January 13), with fire crews, ambulance teams and police all called to respond.

Police closed the road between Bream and Coleford as well as between Lydney and Bream while crews worked to secure the area and assist those left inside the damaged vehicles.

Two fire engines from Lydney were called to the scene, with one casualty having already been handed over to paramedics from South Western Ambulance Service (SWAS) by the time they arrived.

The fire crews then worked to rescue another man who was left trapped inside his car.

The man was "safely" removed from the vehicle by fire crews before being handed over to the ambulance service.

Both casualities were then transported to hospital by SWAS for further treatment.

Police advised motorists to find alternative routes while the incident was dealt with, with monitoring site Inrix reporting that traffic in the area was "coping well" after the crash.

Firefighters then worked to ensure that all vehicles were made safe, before the crews left the scene at around 6.30pm.

A tweet from the Forest Police Twitter account at around 6pm said: "Emergency services are currently at the scene of a three vehicle collision near Lydney.

"Officers have closed Bream Road between Bream and Coleford and between Lydney and Bream.

"Motorists are advised to find alternative routes."

GFRS posted to its Twitter page, Glosfire, shortly after 6.30pm: "Lydney crews have attended a 3 car Road Traffic Collision in Bream, 2 casualties taken to hospital by @swasFT.

"Thank you to @Glos_Police for traffic control at the scene, good collaboration between all 3 emergency services."

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