Two women trapped in vehicle freed by firefighters after two-vehicle crash

Essex Air Ambulance.

Essex Air Ambulance. - Credit: Archant

Firefighters cut free two women from the same vehicle after a crash in a north-east Essex village today.

The two-vehicle collision took place in Heath Road, Tendring shortly before 2.15pm.

Emergency crews were called to the scene and firefighters used specialist cutting equipment to rescue two women trapped in one of the vehicles, a spokesman for the Essex County Fire and Rescue Service said.

One of the women was airlifted to Colchester General Hospital with a suspected broken leg, while the other woman, believed to be in her 80s, was taken to the hospital by land ambulance suffering from back pain, an East of England Ambulance Service spokesman said.

A man from the other vehicle involved in the collision was also taken to the hospital with minor injuries, the ambulance service spokesman added.

Police had fully reopened the road by 5pm.

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