UPDATE: Firefighters cut free man from car on Bowling Hill, Chipping Sodbury
A MAN has been freed from his car after an accident in Chipping Sodbury this afternoon.
The man, reported to be in his fifties, was trapped in the Corsa VXR after the vehicle was in collision with a HGV.
The accident happened at around 1.20pm on Bowling Hill. It is believed the driver of the car was attempting to turn right into Bennett's Court but collided with the lorry.
Six crews from Avon Fire and Rescue Service were on the scene and firefighters freed the trapped man by cutting the roof of the car.
Spokeswoman Stephanie Mounsey said: "When crews arrived on the scene they found a man in his 50s trapped in a car.
"Firefighters quickly stabilised the vehicle, then using hydraulic cutting equipment they removed the roof of the car.
"Working alongside paramedics the man was assisted on to a spinal board and handed over to paramedics who continued his care at the scene."
The man was taken by land ambulance with a police escort although the air ambulance had been scrambled to the scene.
Police reports also suggest a woman suffered serious head and leg injuries and was taken to Frenchay Hospital with life-changing injuries.
The driver of the HGV was unharmed.
Police closed the road, from the roundabout with Link Road and Goose Green in Yate up to the Bowling Hill roundabout in Chipping Sodbury.
The accident meant parents with children at Broadway Infants and The Ridge Junior schools, on The Ridge, had to park elsewhere and walk to the school. They were advised by the schools to park in the overflow car park on Link Road.
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