CREWS from Taunton Fire Station were on scene to help two people involved in a crash near Bishop's Lydeard last week.

On Tuesday, June 4, the A358 Pen Elm Hill was closed in both directions due to a collision between a car and a van which occurred just before 1:30pm.

Two casualties were hospitalised as a result of the crash, which left one occupant trapped inside their vehicle.

Taunton firefighters immediately sent two fire engines and a supporting officer to the scene, which was also attended by police and ambulance services.

A spokesperson explained how crews used E-draulic cutting equipment to free the trapped casualty.

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"Once in attendance crews confirmed a two vehicle road traffic collision with one person free and clear and another still within a vehicle," a Taunton Fire Station spokesperson said.Emergency services at the scene of the collision.Emergency services at the scene of the collision. (Image: Taunton Fire Station)

"Crews got to work using E-draulic cutting equipment and stabilisation gear to gain access to the casualty.

"Once the casualty was released and in the hands of ambulance personnel, crews handed duty of care of the incident over to the police."

A spokesperson for the South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) said: "We sent two double-crewed land ambulances, one doctor and a critical care car to the scene of the incident and conveyed two patients by land ambulances to Musgrove Park Hospital."