Man cut out of vehicle after car-van crash near Hinckley

A man had to be kicked out of his vehicle after a car-van crash near Hinckley.

Leicestershire Police were called to the A447 Ashby Road, Stapleton at 6:10 a.m. Wednesday morning following reports of a collision between two vehicles.

The Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service and East Midlands Ambulance were also called to the scene, where one of the drivers was trapped in their vehicle.

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Firefighters worked to remove them from the rear of the vehicle, and they were then taken to the Royal Leicester Infirmary.

The driver’s injuries would not be serious.

The road was closed to traffic between 8:15 am and 9:40 am, the vehicles having been recovered from the scene.

At the time, a Leicestershire Police spokesperson said: “The incident was reported to us just before 6:10 am today on Ashby Road, Stapleton. It involved a car and a van. One person was taken away. at LRI – injuries would not be serious.

“The road has been blocked and vehicle recovery is underway.

“Ambulances and firefighters were also on the scene.

They later confirmed: “The road was reopened at 9.40 am.”

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An incident report from the Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service read: “We were called to Ashby Road, Stapleton, at 6:37 am today following reports of a person being trapped after an accident in the road.

“We sent two devices, one from Hinckley and one from Market Bosworth.

“The RTC involves two vehicles, with one person trapped.

“Extraction of an injured man by the firefighters from the rear of the vehicle, the injured being transported to hospital by ambulance. “

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