The rescue scene at the crash site. Photo: Kinder MRT

The rescue scene at the crash site. Photo: Kinder MRT

Two mountain rescue teams were called to help three people injured when a vehicle crashed above the Goyt Valley in the Peak District.

Kinder and Buxton Mountain Rescue Teams were alerted in the early hours of Sunday morning after the crash on the A5004 at Long Hill, west of Buxton.

A Kinder MRT spokesperson said: “The vehicle had been travelling on the A5004 at Long Hill, when it left the road on a sharp bend and plunged down a gully.

“It appeared that the vehicle had spun and left the road backwards, plunging down a steep embankment, before crashing in to a tree.

“Mountain rescue were asked to provide assistance to the fire and rescue and Ambulance services to help extract the casualties and carry them back up to the road.

“One of the casualties was able to walk up the embankment with assistance.

“However two of the other occupants suffered more serious injuries and after being extracted from the vehicle, had to be carried out by stretcher, before being transported to hospital.”

The incident led to the road being closed for several hours while the injured occupants were recovered from the crash site.

The spokesperson added: “Rescuing people in the hills will always be the majority of our work. However we are increasingly being asked to provide specialist skills to help the other services in non-mountain areas.”

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