Woman freed from vehicle after crashing into ditch in north Essex village

Stock image. Picture: ARCHANT

Stock image. Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

A woman had to be freed from her vehicle by firefighters and taken to hospital after ending up in a ditch in an Essex village.

The woman, believed to be in her 60s, was taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge with a suspected arm and shoulder injury following the crash, which happened at around 9.30am today on Stambourne Road, Toppesfield.

Her injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

Two fire crews from Halstead and Haverhill attended the incident as well as the East Anglian Air Ambulance.

A spokesman for Essex Fire and Rescue Service said: “Firefighters were called to assist at the scene of a road traffic collision involving one vehicle which had left the roadway and was stuck in a ditch.

“Firefighters worked with paramedics to released one female trapped in the vehicle. The casualty was released by 10:45am and left in the care of the ambulance service.”

The East of England Ambulance Service sent an ambulance officer and the Hazardous Area Response Team (HART).

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