Husband and wife in their 80s hold hands as they are stretchered out of their car after crashing off road and into trees on embankment
- The unnamed couple in their 80s were trapped after car drove up embankment
- At least eight firefighters pictured working to rescue couple from trapped car
- Avon Fire and Rescue, along with other services, attended scene of the crash
An elderly husband and wife were pictured holding hands on their stretchers before being taken to hospital following a car crash.
The couple, in their 80s, were trapped several foot above the road after their vehicle flew up and embankment in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset.
Avon Fire and Rescue Service were called to the scene at 1.21pm yesterday, along with other emergency services.
The couple, in their 80s, were trapped several foot above the road after their vehicle flew up and embankment in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset (left). After the crash, the victim were seen holding hands (right)
‘The two casualties were rescued by hydraulic cutting equipment, ladders and safe working at height equipment,’ a fire service spokesman said.
‘Both were conveyed to hospital by the ambulance service.’
Firefighters recovered the silver car by 3.24pm.
In a tweet, Weston-super-Mare fire station said the vehicle had been ‘suspended in trees’ and described the rescue as a ‘challenging extrication’.
The vehicle had climbed up and embankment and had nestled among trees (left). Firefighters worked tirelessly to free the people in the vehicle (right)