Driver trapped as car goes through Peacehaven garage wall

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A MAN was trapped in his car after it went through the wall of a garage in Mitchelldean, Peacehaven, on Monday afternoon.

East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service’s Technical Rescue Unit (TRU) was called in along with three fire engines at 2.30pm and remained on the scene until 4pm.

Watch Manager Richard Harrison said: “The man was physically trapped by the fact that his car had gone through the wall and he couldn’t get out through the doors of the car.

“Paramedics assessed him to make sure he was OK physically, as he could not climb out of the car himself.

“We made space in the vehicle by removing a couple of the back seats and placed him on a spinal board and took him out of the car through the hatch at the back.”

The casualty was taken to hospital and the TRU crew set about making the garage safe by shoring up the wall.

The TRU is a dedicated vehicle designed and equipped to provide specialist assistance at road collisions, incidents involving commercial vehicles, aircraft or trains, building collapse and trench collapse.

It also attends incidents requiring specialist environmental protection equipment and is manned by a dedicated, specialist team of experts.