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Crockenhill crash traps elderly woman as car ends up on its side

PUBLISHED: 09:32 10 November 2017 | UPDATED: 09:51 10 November 2017

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The incident happened on Thursday evening

An elderly woman has suffered arm and leg injuries after she was trapped inside an overturned car in Crockenhill yesterday (Thursday).

Firefighters and an ambulance crew were called to Crockenhill Lane at around 7.30pm, where they discovered the vehicle on its side and the woman trapped within.

Before ambulance crews could arrive, a passing GP had got out of his vehicle to care for the woman.

Kent Fire and Rescue Service crews stabilised the vehicle, before gaining access via the boot to pull the casualty out on a spinal longboard.

A spokesperson from Secamb said: “The woman was able to be assessed at the scene where she had suffered arm and leg injuries.

“She was taken to Darent Valley Hospital for further treatment and was conscious on arrival.

Firefighters remained at the junction of Crockenhill Lane and Wested Lane to to make the scene safe, put the vehicle back on four wheel and move it to one side to allow traffic to pass through the lanes once again.

Crews left the scene at 8.10pm.

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