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Van driver trapped after rolling down embankment on Jubilee Way, Dover

By Molly Mileham-Chappell

A van driver became trapped after the vehicle crashed down an embankment.

Fire crews were called to the scene of the crash on Jubilee Way in Dover after the van left the carriageway.

It ended up on its side approximately 30 feet down the slope, trapping the driver inside.

The driver had to be cut free from the van
The driver had to be cut free from the van

First on the scene was an off duty critical care paramedic who assessed the casualty.

Fire crews were called shortly after 3.30pm yesterday and stabilised the vehicle using ratchet straps and a short extension ladder.

Firefighters used a glass master saw to remove part of the windscreen, enabling them to free the driver, who was treated by ambulance crews at the scene where he was assessed and treated before being taken to William Harvey Hospital.

Three fire engines went to the scene.

A police spokesman said: "Kent Police was called at 3.34pm on Thursday, August 9 to a report of a single vehicle collision in Jubilee Way, Dover.

"Officers attended along with South East Coast Ambulance Service and Kent Fire and Rescue Service.

"One man was taken to a local hospital as a precaution."

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