Injured man cut from crash scene
FIREFIGHTERS have used cutting equipment to release an injured man following a smash at a busy Swansea junction.
Emergency crews rushed to the Dyfatty lights area on Neath Road in Hafod to attend to a casualty following a road collision.
Yesterday's incident is the second at the same spot in just over a week.
On Wednesday, October 23, two woman were cut free from a car following a collision.
A fire service spokeswoman said firefighters at the scene used cutting equipment to release the man from the car at 3.46pm yesterday.
"They removed the roof from the vehicle and the male casualty was placed on a spinal board and taken to hospital," she said. "Two appliances attended, Swansea Central and Swansea West."
Crews left the scene at around 5pm.
An ambulance spokesman confirmed their attendance and said the man was taken to Morriston Hospital.
Following the incident, motorists stuck in rush-hour traffic were forced to queue as New Cut Road was closed.
Fire crews were called to Dyfatty Street-High Street junction on October 23 when a Corsa and a white Mercedes Vito van collided.
Under the direction of paramedics, the Swansea Central and Morriston crews operated in tandem to slice off the roof of a grey Vauxhall Corsa, which had ended up sideways on a small traffic island.
Two female passengers inside were kept stabilised while the firefighters set about their work.
Police officers diverted traffic after the crash, which happened just before 4.30pm.