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Elderly couple pictured holding hands after being rescued from car crash

Pictures of the incident were tweeted by Avon Fire and Rescue Service.

A husband and wife were pictured holding hands in their stretchers before being transferred to hospital following a car crash.

The couple, aged in their 80s, were trapped when their vehicle went off the road and up an embankment in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset.

Avon Fire & Rescue Service were called to the scene at 1.21pm on Monday, along with police and paramedics.

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“The two casualties were rescued by hydraulic cutting equipment, ladders and safe working at height equipment,” a fire service spokesman said.

“Both were conveyed to hospital by the ambulance service.”

Firefighters recovered the silver car by 3.24pm.

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In a tweet, Weston-super-Mare fire station said the vehicle had been “suspended in trees” and described the rescue as a “challenging extrication”.