Fire crews rescue driver after car crashes into tree in Biggleswade

PUBLISHED: 12:25 01 May 2017 | UPDATED: 13:43 03 May 2017

The car after the crash near the Biggleswade North roundabout of the A1. Picture: Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue

The car after the crash near the Biggleswade North roundabout of the A1. Picture: Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue

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Firefighters from Sandy and Potton had to cut a man free from a car this morning in Biggleswade after it crashed into a tree.

The car after the crash near the Biggleswade North roundabout of the A1. Picture: Bedfordshire Fire and RescueThe car after the crash near the Biggleswade North roundabout of the A1. Picture: Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue

Fire crews, police and ambulance went to the scene on the southbound carriageway of the A1 at the Sainsbury’s roundabout after the car collided with the tree and was left vertically resting against it.

Firefighters used cutting equipment to free the driver from the upturned vehicle.

A second person was also injured during the incident. It is not clear whether they were also inside the car.

Three ambulances went to the scene as well as rescue and support vehicles.

The driver of the car was freed from the vehicle and taken to Stevenage’s Lister Hospital.

It is thought he suffered a serious leg injury but it is not thought to be life threatening.

The second casualty was taken to Bedford Hospital.

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