Motorist cut free from car

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A MOTORIST has been taken to hospital with suspected spinal injuries following a crash in Lanark Road yesterday that caused traffic problems in parts of the city.

Fire crews had to cut free the 32-year-old from his vehicle before he was taken by ambulance to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.

It is understood the crash occurred when a car shunted the rear of another vehicle at around 3.40pm outside the Pentland Land Rover garage.

Firefighters from Sighthill had to use hydraulic cutting gear to free the trapped casualty.