Air ambulance rescue after tractor overturns

An adult and two children were on a tractor which overturned on a very narrow road in Roughlee.

Tuesday, 22nd April 2014, 10:01 am
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Emergency services rescued the driver, who was trapped when it overturned around 4-22pm on Good Friday.

Firefighters from Nelson helped the ambulance service in getting him out and placing him on a longboard stretcher. He was then taken to hospital in an air ambulance.

The children did not need to be rescued.

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The incident happened in Stang Top Road, which goes up hill from the village and over towards Pendle Hill above Barley.

A spokesman at Nelson Fire Station revealed the driver was injured but was fully conscious when he was rescued.