Woman trapped in overturned car near Sidbury is rescued by firefighters and taken to hospital

A woman trapped in an overturned car near Sidbury was taken to hospital as a precaution on Wednesday morning (November 4).

The emergency services were called to the Seaton Road, Southleigh, shortly after 8am, after a car ended up on its side in a single-vehicle crash.

Fire crews from Colyton and Seaton stabilised the car and freed the woman, who was treated at the scene by paramedics.

Devon and Cornwall Police said the road was blocked but cleared a short time later.

A police spokeswoman said: “Police, fire and ambulance were called around 8.20am today, 4 November, following a single-vehicle collision on Seaton Road, near the Hare & Hounds pub.

“The car ended up on its side.

“The female driver was initially trapped within the car. She has been treated at the scene by paramedics and taken to hospital as a precaution.

“The road was blocked but is all clear now.”

Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service said fire control received a call reporting a road traffic collision involving one car on its side with one person trapped.

A fire service spokesperson said: “Two appliances from Colyton and Seaton attended along with the heavy rescue tender from Middlemoor.

“On arrival crews found a vehicle which was on its side with one female casualty trapped within.

“Crews stabilised the vehicle using hydraulic rescue equipment.

“The patient was extricated from the vehicle and was left in the care if the ambulance service.

“Police were also in attendance.”

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