Woman trapped in car on Edinburgh city bypass

FIREFIGHTERS are using cutting gear to free a woman trapped in an upturned car after an accident this afternoon.

Picture: Police Scotland

Emergency services were called out to the city bypass close to Cockatoo Bar and Restaurant in the Millerhall area shortly before 4pm today.

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A spokeswoman from the fire service said firefighters were using hydraulic cutting equipment to free her, and also a hose reel as a safety measure.

“She is currently being stabilised by the ambulance service and a spinal board being prepared prior to us removing her from the vehicle,” she added.

The woman will then be taken to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary for treatment.