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Woman trapped in Alfa Romeo car smash horror

PUBLISHED: 01:10 02 December 2008 | UPDATED: 13:51 05 October 2010

A WOMAN driver was trapped when her car was involved in a smash with another vehicle on the A12 Blackwall Tunnel dual-carriageway on Sunday night. An emergency fire crew had to use cutting equipment to remove the roof of her Alfa Romeo before ambulance paramedics could get her out of the wreckage

A WOMAN driver was trapped when her car was involved in a smash with another vehicle on the A12 Blackwall Tunnel dual-carriageway on Sunday night.

An emergency fire crew had to use cutting equipment to remove the roof of her Alfa Romeo before ambulance paramedics could get her out of the wreckage.

She was brought out in a special stretcher harness with suspected spine injury, following the crash on the southbound carriageway near the Bromley-by-Bow t slip road, then taken to hospital, but was not thought to be critical.

A woman in the other car involved, a VW, was also taken to hospital, but was not believed to be seriously hurt, while a man with her escaped injury.

Police had to close off the southbound carriageway for 40 minutes while the rescue was being carried out, diverting traffic onto the Gillender Street slip road until it was reopened.

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