Two people were brought to hospital over the weekend as a result of an incident whereby a tractor overturned on the A429 in South West England.

On Saturday (December 18), shortly after noon, a fire crew from Tetbury (Gloucestershire FRS) and two crews from Chippenham and the Heavy Rescue Unit were mobilised to reports of a tractor overturned near Malmesbury.

On arrival, the fire and rescue officers saw that the occupants of the tractor had freed themselves.

In a statement, Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue said:

On arrival the occupants were found to have self extricated from the tractor prior to arrival of crews. The scene was made safe and Police and Ambulance requested to attend."

South Western Ambulances arrived and two occupants were taken to the hospital.

A spokesperson for the ambulance service said: “South Western Ambulance Service received a call at 12.35p.m on Saturday to a report of a road accident involving a tractor on Whychurch Roundabout,  Malmesbury By pass.

"Two ambulances were allocated and two patients conveyed to Great Western Hospital, Swindon.’’

Local Highways authority were also present at the scene to assist with the clean up of fuel and oil on the road.