Emergency services called to rescue adult and two children from car in ‘precarious position’ following collision in Branscombe

PUBLISHED: 09:37 22 April 2018

Devon fire engine.

Devon fire engine.


Firefighters were called to Branscombe to rescue an adult and two children stuck inside a car left in a ‘precarious position’ following a collision.

The car was left balancing on three wheels on a verge on Sellers Wood Hill yesterday evening (Saturday) at around 6pm.

A Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: “We received a call from the police requesting our assistance at a road traffic collision where a single vehicle had come to rest in a precarious position with one adult and two children still inside and unable to remove themselves from the vehicle.

“Fire control mobilised one fire appliance from Seaton, one appliance from Sidmouth, the heavy rescue vehicle from Middlemoor and an operational assurance officer.

“On arrival, the crew from Seaton confirmed that there was one vehicle balancing on three wheels on a verge and crews were working to stabilise the vehicle. The crew confirmed that the heavy rescue vehicle was no longer required so they returned to their home station.

“Crews stabilised the vehicle and bought the vehicle back onto four wheels using a tirfor winch and ratchet straps enabling the occupants to remove themselves from the vehicle.

“Crews made the scene safe before returning to station.”

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