This article was published on August 29th, 2012
An 80-year-old woman from Lancashire is in a critical condition in hospital after she suffered serious head and chest injuries when her vehicle smashed in to a combine harvester.
The car accident happened in New Hall Lane, Preston at 1pm last wednesday.
Emergency services including firefighters, paramedics and police officers were called to the scene to a roundabout near the Hesketh Arms pub.
The woman, who is believed to be from Walton-le-Dale, has not been named.
“The female driver was the only person in the car and was trapped in the driver’s seat,” a member of the fire service confirmed.
“The impact of the crash was to the driver’s door.
“After the woman’s injuries were assessed we removed the car door and removed the roof with cutters and spreaders.”
The North West Ambulance Service said that the pensioner had suffered a suspected broken arm, chest and head injuries.
She emerged from the vehicle with blood on her face and was fitted with a neck brace.
Lancashire police confirmed that the driver is still being treated for her injuries.
“This collision has taken place on a busy junction in the middle of the day opposite a pub, so I’m confident motorists or members of the public will have witnessed it,” said a spokesperson for the force.
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