Firefighters cut couple from car

Crews had to cut the couple out of their car
Crews had to cut the couple out of their car

A man and a woman had to be cut from their car after an accident in Layton, say fire services.

Firefighters rushed to the scene on Mather Street at around 8.30pm on 5 February following a 999 call.

Crews had to cut the couple out of their car

Crews had to cut the couple out of their car

Crews arrived to find a Citroen on its roof with an elderly man and woman trapped inside.

Crew Manager Andrew Jones said: "Two fire engines and crews from Blackpool responded to a report of a car on its roof with two people trapped inside.

"Firefighters used hydraulic equipment to cut away the side of the car and rescue the casualties.

A spokeswoman for Lancashire Police said the car was being driven by an 88-year-old woman, while a 96-year-old man was in the passenger seat.

Crews had to cut the couple out of their car

Crews had to cut the couple out of their car

Both were taken to Blackpool Victoria Hospital, her for a check-up, and him for treatment for a head injury, she added.