Elderly couple rescued after car fell down embankment
- Credit: Avon Fire and Rescue Service
Two elderly people have been rescued from a car this afternoon (Monday) after it went off a major Weston road and careered into trees.
A man and woman in their 80s have walked away without any serious injuries after their vehicle left the A370 Bridgwater Road and fell down a 15m embankment.
Crews from Weston and Avonmouth fire stations were called at 1.21pm to the scene where a car was found on a grass verge among the trees.
Firefighters used ladders and rope equipment to rescue the casualties and are now working to retrieve the car.
Police were called at 1.26pm and the road is closed.
You may also want to watch:
A spokesman said: “There are no serious injuries but the vehicle is among a tree on a grass verge and will need to be recovered.
“The road is closed while the vehicle is recovered which is not expected to happen before 3.30pm.”
- 1 Canadian coffee and doughnut specialist has diner plans approved
- 2 Weston gymnast, 15, makes GB history
- 3 Weston MP and mayor attend anniversary ball
- 4 PICTURES: Princess Anne visits Weston-super-Mare
- 5 Pretty character cottage in rural village
- 6 High Court grants new inquest into death of baby boy
- 7 Who can get a Covid booster jab and how can I book one?
- 8 Mayor quizzed by Weston's youngest reporters
- 9 NHS calls for North Somerset residents to get Covid booster
- 10 John Crockford-Hawley column: Rigged art will put Weston on the map
Weston General Hospital has advised patients to allow more time to make appointments and drivers are being told to make alternative travel plans.