A TRAPPED person was extracted from a car by firefighters after a two-vehicle collision in Ashill, South Somerset, on Friday, November 25.

The fire service was alerted to the incident by the ambulance service. Firefighters arrived at the scene at around 8.39am. 

When they arrived, two fire crews from Chard helped remove the trapped person from the vehicle using hydraulic cutting equipment and small tools.

Two people received treatment from the ambulance service. 

A Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service spokesperson said: "A 999 call was received from ambulance control, reporting a two-vehicle road traffic collision with possible persons still trapped inside.

"Two fire engines were sent. On arrival, they confirmed this was a collision involving two cars, with one person trapped in one of the vehicles.

"The person was removed from the vehicle by fire crews using hydraulic cutting equipment and small tools.

"There were two casualties in total, who were both attended to by the ambulance service."

Firefighters rescued another person from a separate incident in Berkley, near Frome, earlier yesterday morning. 

The fire service was called to the scene of an overturned car at around 6.30am. 

The car's roof was removed to allow the passenger to be removed. They were then attended to by paramedics.

A fire service spokesperson said: "Control mobilised fire crews following a call from a member of the public informing of a road traffic collision.

"This was a single-vehicle collision resulting in the car ending up on its side with one casualty still inside.

"Crews carried out a rapid extraction by removing the roof of the vehicle and left the casualty in the hands of ambulance crew."