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Cutting Gear Used By Firefighters To Help Paramedics Move Man Following Crash

Near the junction of Pasture Lane and Southport Old Road, Formby.
Firefighters used hydraulic cutting gear to remove a rear door of a car to allow paramedics to move a man following a crash.

Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service was called at 1.30am on Tuesday January 8 to near the junction of Pasture Lane and Southport Old Road, Formby.

When firefighters arrived they found a car partly in a ditch. Firefighters used cutting gear to remove a rear passenger door and a central column that the rear door was attached to.

Firefighters helped paramedics to move a 45-year-old on a long board to a waiting ambulance. The man was taken to University Hospital Aintree.

An appliance from Formby Community Fire Station and an appliance from Bootle and Netherton Community Fire Station attended the call-out. The Search and Rescue Team, based at Croxteth Community Fire Station also responded to the call-out.

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