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Thursday, 23 October 2014

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Near-miss van driver rescued by Cumbria firefighters

A van driver had to be rescued by the fire service after he swerved to avoid a crash with a wagon.

His vehicle ended up on its side up a verge and was at risk of tipping over had he tried to get out of it.

Firefighters were called to the scene on a minor road at Skirwith, near Penrith, at about 3.50pm today.

A fire service spokesman said: "Nobody was physically trapped in the vehicles but one of them was hanging over a verge and could have tipped over if the driver had moved.

"The firefighters secured the vehicle with rope and assessed the driver to check for any injuries before assisting him from the vehicle."

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