Fire fighters were called to rescue a driver who had ‘fallen down an embankment’ after his car hit railings and overturned in Combe Martin.

A man was rescued by fire services after a car hit railings and overturned in Combe Martin last night (Tuesday).

Police, fire and ambulance services were called to Furze Park shortly after 9.30pm.

A spokesman for Devon and Somersert Fire and Rescue Service said the car had reportedly hit the railings and overturned.

He said: “However, shortly after arriving crews confirmed that there were no persons trapped but the male driver had fallen down an embankment, suffering from multiple injuries.

“The co-responder vehicle from Combe Martin fire station was mobilised to assist crews with rendering first aid to the casualty, while waiting for the ambulance paramedics to arrive.

“Once on scene crews assisted the paramedics with getting the patient from the embankment to the road ambulance, before making the vehicle and area safe.”

A police spokesman said no other casualties or vehicles were involved and the road was clear by 11.30pm.