A husband and wife were pictured holding hands in their stretchers before being transferred to hospital following a car crash.

The couple, aged in their 80s, were trapped when their vehicle went off the road and up an embankment in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset.

Avon Fire & Rescue Service were called to the scene at 1.21pm on Monday, along with police and paramedics.

“The two casualties were rescued by hydraulic cutting equipment, ladders and safe working at height equipment,” a fire service spokesman said.

“Both were conveyed to hospital by the ambulance service.”

Firefighters recovered the silver car by 3.24pm.

In a tweet, Weston-super-Mare fire station said the vehicle had been “suspended in trees” and described the rescue as a “challenging extrication”.