Firefighters cut open roof to save driver after Derbyshire crash

The scene of last night's accident in Rowson Green

The scene of last night's accident in Rowson Green

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A man was trapped in a car after a two-vehicle smash in Derbyshire last night.

The driver of one of the two cars was also treated by paramedics after injuring his neck and back but was not seriously hurt.

Derbyshrie Fire and Rescue confirmed that a man need to be extricated from a car after a crash on the road.

A spokesperson said: "We were called to a road traffic collision in Rawson Green, Kilburn at 6.15pm.

"One pump from Belper and one from Ripley were in attendance.

"The incident involved two cars and one person was trapped. The roof was removed by firefighters to allow the extrication to take place."

Neighbour Pauline Finnie who lives on Rawson Green was concerned by the incident.

She said: "It took two hours to cut him out of his car."

Derbyshire police said: "We got a call at 6pm with reports of an RTC at the crossroads with near the old railway pub. The collision involved a Fiat Punto and a Vauxhall Safira.

"The driver of the Vauxhall, a man, injured his back and neck and firefighters attended to extricate him.

"His injuries were not life threatening."

Any witnesses to the incident should call police on the non-emergency number 101.

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