Firefighters had to use specialist cutting equipment to rescue a casualty who was trapped in a car after a crash on a Barrhead road.

Emergency crews were called to the two-vehicle smash in Glasgow Road shortly after 9am on Monday, July 31.

Police and the Scottish Ambulance Service also responded to the incident.

A spokesperson for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said: “We were called to assist emergency service partners at 9.06am on Monday, July 31, to reports of a road traffic collision on Glasgow Road, Barrhead.

“Operations Control mobilised two fire appliances to the incident, involving two vehicles.

“Firefighters used specialist cutting equipment to safely remove one casualty trapped within their vehicle.

“They were transferred into the care of the Scottish Ambulance Service for treatment.

“Crews left the scene at 9.51am after ensuring the area was made safe.”

A spokesperson for Police Scotland said: “We were made aware of a crash involving two cars on Glasgow Road in Barrhead shortly after 8.50am on Monday, July 31.

“Emergency services attended, and one man has been taken to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.

“A woman was checked over by paramedics at the scene. The road has been reopened.

“A 37-year-old man and a 37-year-old woman have been charged with road traffic offences.

“A report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.”

A Scottish Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We received a call at 9.07am today to attend a two car RTC on Glasgow Rd, Barrhead.

"One ambulance was dispatched to scene and one patient was transported to Royal Alexandra hospital.”