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Rescue frees driver in Erskine after lorry overturns

Firefighters at scene of crash
Image caption The lorry driver had to be cut free after the vehicle overturned on the A726

A major rescue operation has freed a seriously injured driver from an overturned lorry in Renfrewshire.

The vehicle came to rest overhanging an embankment on the A726 Barnsford Road in Erskine at about 09:43 on Tuesday.

Fire crews from Clydebank and Renfrew arrived soon afterwards and stabilised the lorry before working with a surgical team to extract the driver.

He was freed at about 13:00 and taken to Paisley's Royal Alexandra Hospital, where he is in a stable condition.

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