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Fire crew bemoans access problems on residential street after attending crash

PUBLISHED: 12:29 09 March 2019 | UPDATED: 15:27 09 March 2019

Firefighters have bemoaned the limited acces on Edinburgh Road in Lowestoft, where they cut the roof off a car after a crash. Picture: Google

Firefighters have bemoaned the limited acces on Edinburgh Road in Lowestoft, where they cut the roof off a car after a crash. Picture: Google

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Firefighters have lamented the poor access they were forced to negotiate while trying to free passengers trapped inside a car.

Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service was called at around 6.53pm yesterday (March 8) evening following a one-vehicle collision on Edinburgh Road in Lowestoft.

Three crews - one applicance from Lowestoft North fire station and two from Lowestoft South - were in attendance.

Firefighters used cutting gear in order to remove the car’s roof and free those trapped inside. They were able to depart the scene at 7.43pm.

In a subsequent tweet, however, Lowestoft North fire station bemoaned the ‘difficult access’ on the street, which is usually packed with parked cars on both sides of the road - leaving just a narrow path down the middle.

The service went on to hint that the parked cars would have been even more problematic had they been dealing with a house fire, reminding the public that ‘Every Second Counts.’


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