Published: 00:00, 28 November 2014
| Updated: 14:51, 28 November 2014
A lorry driver had to be rescued after his truck overturned and fell into a ditch.
Rescuers had to use a fire engine ladder as bridge to cross the ditch to reach him.
A Kent Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: “Crews used a 13.5 metre ladder to get to him.”
Emergency services were called just before 7.30am today to Tillery Lane in Brookland after the lorry had rolled on its side.
A South East Coast Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The driver had got out of the vehicle but was trapped on the other side of the ditch because of leg and spinal pain.”
Both firefighters and paramedics crossed to reach him.
SECamb said that the victim was conscious but confused, which made them suspect that he had initially been knocked out cold.
He was taken to Ashford’s Willliam Harvey Hospital with injuries such as suspected spinal by 8.45am.
The ambulance personnel involved were the service’s HART (Hazardous Area Response Team) and paramedics from one land ambulance and one car.
One fire engine from New Romney was also involved in the rescue.
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