Driver rescued from car after city centre crash in Bristol

Firefighters removed the roof, boot and doors of a vehicle involved in a crash in Bristol city centre last night (July 29).

Firefighters removed the roof, boot and doors of a vehicle involved in a crash in Bristol city centre last night (July 29).

Crews from Avonmouth, Weston-Super-Mare, Bedminster and Kingswood were called to the collision involving the car and a light goods vehicle on Temple Way in Redcliff at 7.35pm.

While police closed the road, firefighters rescued the driver from the car using hydraulic cutting equipment. The casualty was then conveyed to hospital by ambulance.

An Avon and Fire Rescue Service spokesperson said: “Crews from Avonmouth, Weston-Super-Mare, Bedminster and Kingswood were called at 19:35 to reports of a road traffic collision.

Picture showing the top of the car removed after the person inside was safely removed (Credit: @AFRSBedminster)
The vehicle after the casualty had been rescued (Credit: @AFRSBedminster)

“On arrival, firefighters found a RTC between one car and one light goods vehicle. Crews rescued one casualty from the car using hydraulic cutting equipment. The casualty was conveyed to hospital by ambulance.

“Our police colleagues also joined us at the scene for traffic management purposes.”

The road was reopened at 9.30pm.