AN injured woman had to be cut out of a car outside Northampton General’s accident and emergency department.
Firefighters were called to the hospital site to cut off the roof and side of the vehicle, after the woman said she was unable to get out the car in the normal way.
It is understood that the car had been involved in a collision on the M1 motorway.
The driver and a passenger in the back were uninjured, but the passenger in the front needed attention.
A spokeswoman for the hospital said: “Rather than wait for an ambulance to arrive and, as the car could still be driven, the driver and passengers chose to drive directly to A&E, where the passenger in the front was freed by the fire service.
“The driver and rear passenger were able to get out of the vehicle themselves. “
The drama caused a sizeable crowd to gather outside the A&E department. Several people thought it was a demonstration by Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service and NHS staff as the incident happened on Saturday lunchtime Northampton General Hospital’s open day.
A spokeswoman for the hospital said the stranded car caused some disruption to traffic around accident and emergency.