Fire crews free trapped driver following crash near University of Essex Colchester Campus

Fire fighters and an ambulance crew were called to the scene (stock image). Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Fire fighters and an ambulance crew were called to the scene (stock image). Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017

Firefighters released a driver from the wreckage of a crashed car in Colchester.

The collision happened near the University of Essex Colchester Campus on Friday night.

Fire crews were called to reports of a road traffic collision, with one person trapped, shortly after 8.45pm.

Two crews from Colchester station made the three-and-a-half mile journey to the scene, in Boundary Road, on the edge of Wivenhoe Park.

On arrival, they found a man trapped inside the vehicle. They were able to release him before 9.30pm, when he was left in the care of an ambulance crew.


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A spokesman for Essex County Fire and Rescue Service said: “Firefighters were called to assist at the scene of a road traffic collision.

“On arrival, crews reported that one male was trapped in his vehicle.

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“Firefighters freed the male by 9.28pm, before leaving him in the care of the ambulance service.”

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