Fire and Rescue teams have had their cutting equipment out twice in one day this week freeing people from their vehicles on two separate occasions.

The incidents occurred in Camborne and on the A39, at Treluswell yesterday and were both road traffic collisions (RTC).

The first occurred on the A39 Treluswell at around 5:15pm.

Crews from Falmouth, Truro and Tolvaddon attended the scene.

A spokesperson for Cornwall Fire & Rescue Service said: "Crews from Falmouth, Truro and Tolvaddon were mobilised to a road traffic collision.

"On arrival the crew discovered one casualty trapped and proceeded to extricate them by removing the roof of the vehicle."

Then, at just before 10:15pm, two crews from Tolvaddon were called out to an RTC involving two vehicles on College Street in Camborne.

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Upon arrival, fire and rescue teams discovered that a person was trapped in one of the vehicles involved as it was on its side.

Using specialist equipment, the teams were able to free the casualty as well as clear space for ambulance crews to treat them.

A spokesperson for Cornwall Fire & Rescue Service said: "Two appliances from Tolvaddon attended a call to a two vehicle road traffic collision with one persons trapped.

"On crews arrival they confirmed that one vehicle involved in the collision and that one person was unable to exit the vehicle on its side.

"Firefighters used crash rescue equipment to make space for Ambulance personnel to treat the trapped casualty before the individual was removed from the vehicle using a spine board.

"Firefighters made the scene safe before leaving the incident in the care of police officers.