Mother and daughter hurt

A WOMAN and her daughter were taken to hospital following a crash between two 4x4 vehicles.Firefighters had to cut the roof off one of the vehicles to give paramedics more space to treat a 32-year-old woman and her 12-year-old daughter, following the accident in Station Road, Thorpe-le-Soken, at about 4pm yesterday (Wednesday March 8).

By Juliette Maxam

A WOMAN and her daughter were taken to hospital following a crash between two 4x4 vehicles.

Firefighters had to cut the roof off one of the vehicles to give paramedics more space to treat a 32-year-old woman and her 12-year-old daughter, following the accident in Station Road, Thorpe-le-Soken, at about 4pm yesterday (Wednesday March 8).

The woman was complaining of pain in her head and neck and the girl had also bumped her head. The woman's young son, aged about seven, was in the back of the car, but was uninjured.


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Essex Ambulance Service operations manager John Nicholls said: “Due to the mechanism of the incident, we decided to have the fire crews cut the roof from the car to allow us to the remove the patients on spinal boards.

“We fully assessed them and stabilised their conditions before taking them to Colchester General Hospital.

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“The young boy was not injured and was left in the care of a family member who had come to the scene.”

There were two women in the other vehicle, who both escaped injury.

Earlier in the day, firefighters cut free a woman who was trapped in her car which had ended up in a ditch following a one-car accident on the A120 at Horsley Cross just before midday.

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