Injured woman cut free from car

A WOMAN was left trapped inside a car suffering from serious injuries this morning after an accident on the A120 in Essex.

A WOMAN was left trapped inside a car suffering from serious injuries this morning after an accident on the A120 in Essex.

Fire crews from Colchester and Wivenhoe had to use hydraulic cutting equipment to help free the woman after the accident, which happened near the village of Frating at about 8am.

The injured woman was a passenger in the car, which was the only vehicle involved in the crash, and was airlifted to Colchester General Hospital for treatment.

A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service said one of its drivers came across the accident shortly after it happened and promptly called for assistance.


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She said: “Two ambulances, two managers, and the air ambulance were dispatched to the scene. The vehicle involved appeared to have collided with the central reservation and spun quite heavily, so it was very fortunate that the car remained upright.

“Of the car's three occupants, the front passenger - a woman in her 50s - was the most seriously injured, and the roof had to be taken off to gain better access to her.

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“She suffered a collar bone fracture, chest and suspected spinal injuries so was stabilised, given oxygen and immobilised before being flown to Colchester General Hospital.”

The spokesman said the male driver and second female passenger both suffered minor injuries and were also taken to hospital for care.

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