Woman freed from car by firefighters after crash in Northampton

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A woman was cut out of her car and taken to hospital on a spinal board following a collision in Northampton.

Police, as well as fire and ambulance crews, were called to Holmecross Road in Thorplands after two cars were involved in a road traffic incident.

The East Midlands Ambulance service received a call just after 3pm yesterday and it is understood that the woman involved suffered a potential injury to her collarbone.

A woman who witnessed the accident said she believes the view of one of the drivers could have been hampered by overgrown bushes in a nearby car park.

She added: “The lady in one of the cars was cut out and put on a spinal board, but the paramedic said she seemed okay.”

A spokeswoman for Northamptonshire police said: “Police were called out to the incident at 3.03pm to attend a road that was blocked by a road traffic accident.

"There was no apparent injury to one driver, but the other driver involved might have suffered a potential injury to their collarbone. The ambulance and fire crews were called and police blocked the road to help them with their job."

A spokesman for Northampton fire service said.“The accident involved two cars. One person was trapped in a car and the fire service then removed the roof of the car,”