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Man trapped after crashing into garage

Woodwards, Harlow
20/05/2020 @ 09:45
Incident Number: 123171
In attendance: Harlow X 2


Firefighters rescued a man who was trapped after crashing into a garage.
 
Crews were called to Woodwards, Harlow, today at 9.45am and found the rear of car sticking out of a garage wall, which had been left structurally unsafe by the impact.
 
Watch Manager Steve Harrison said: “The car had reversed through the garage and into the back wall, trapping the driver.
 
“The hatchback car was actually holding the wall up so we couldn’t remove it. Instead, we were able to remove the rear seats and pull the casualty out.”

He was freed at 10.23am.
 
The man, who appeared to be uninjured, was left in the care of the Ambulance Service.  The ambulance at the scene was being driven by a firefighter – one of 19 seconded to the East of England Ambulance Service as a driver during the COVID-19 pandemic.
 

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