A lady, believed to be in her 80s, who was a passenger in a vehicle which left the M4 motorway near Bath and finished up in a tree was rescued by firefighters yesterday afternoon.
Fire crews from Yate and Bath’s fire station, as well as a fire engine from Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service, attended the incident.
Once on scene firefighters found the male driver, believed to be aged in his 50s, was already out of the car, however a female passenger was still trapped.
The car is thought to have left the M4 motorway, eastbound between junctions 17 to 18, before travelling up an embankment and coming to rest in a tree just after 1.20pm.
Due to the car’s precarious position crews used lines and strops to secure the vehicle before working to free the lady, who was believed to be aged in her 80s.
She was moved from the car onto a spinal board, before being taken to hospital.
She suffered facial injuries in the collision as well as suspected neck and back injuries.