Updated: Woman cut free after Christmas Day crash

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Woman cut free after Christmas Day crash Woman cut free after Christmas Day crash

AN injured woman was trapped in a car for almost an hour after a Christmas Day smash in Elmstead Market.

The two-vehicle accident happened just before 6pm in Brightlingsea Road.
Firefighters from Colchester had to cut the roof off one of the vehicles to free a woman from the wreckage.

She was treated by paramedics and taken to Colchester General Hospital.
Her injuries are not believed to be serious.

Police said the crash involved a Peugeot 207 and a Ford Fiesta, and happened at the junction of Brightlingsea Road and Elmstead Road.

A spokesman said: "Firefighters were also called to assist paramedics in removing the driver of the Peugeot from the vehicle.

"The road was blocked for approximately one and a half hours will the accident was dealt with and the vehicles removed."

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9:06pm Thu 26 Dec 13

Natalie2910 says...

This article is completely incorrect. The woman who 'had' to be cut out the car was not trapped. She in actual fact suffered a panic attack as she thought she had killed my sister and couldn't get herself out the car through her own guilt. She did not stop at the junction and that caused my sister to drive into her. Once again this is a great example of why you should never believe the newspapers!
This article is completely incorrect. The woman who 'had' to be cut out the car was not trapped. She in actual fact suffered a panic attack as she thought she had killed my sister and couldn't get herself out the car through her own guilt. She did not stop at the junction and that caused my sister to drive into her. Once again this is a great example of why you should never believe the newspapers! Natalie2910

12:04am Fri 27 Dec 13

Boris says...

Natalie, I'm sure we all hope your sister soon makes a full recovery. But remember, firefighters are not psychoanalysts. They are there to save lives. If the woman was unable to get out of her car, for whatever reason, they had to cut her free. She was very lucky that a crew attended the accident and were able to rescue her. Some idiots have dared to criticise the firefighters for striking, in another story of the same date. Just be grateful that they are there for us. You might need them one day.
Natalie, I'm sure we all hope your sister soon makes a full recovery. But remember, firefighters are not psychoanalysts. They are there to save lives. If the woman was unable to get out of her car, for whatever reason, they had to cut her free. She was very lucky that a crew attended the accident and were able to rescue her. Some idiots have dared to criticise the firefighters for striking, in another story of the same date. Just be grateful that they are there for us. You might need them one day. Boris

10:33pm Fri 27 Dec 13

Natalie2910 says...

I was there and I witnessed it all. The writer of this article was not. Not once did I ever criticise the firefighters I was actually commenting on the woman. Thank you.
I was there and I witnessed it all. The writer of this article was not. Not once did I ever criticise the firefighters I was actually commenting on the woman. Thank you. Natalie2910

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