Woman cut free from car after it rolls over following Paignton collision
A 72-YEAR-OLD driver was cut free from her car after it ended up on its side in a collision at Upper Manor Road in Paignton.
The road was closed for almost two hours while two fire crews using hydraulic equipment freed the woman from her Peugeot 107.
The car was in collision with a blue Vauxhall Zafira and overturned when it hit a wall.
The driver of the Vauxhall, in her 40's, was uninjured.
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Garage workers, who heard a loud bang, pushed the car back on to its wheels before emergency services arrived just before Tuesday lunchtime.
Pete Hobbs, who owns Oak Tree Garage, said: "I heard the bang and the car hit the wall and rolled.
"We righted the car because the woman could not get out, she was trapped inside.
"I don't think she was seriously injured, but she was shaken up."
Police closed the road until 11.45am while paramedics and firefighters worked to free the woman, from Paignton.
They cut the roof from the car to reach the woman who was treated for suspected spinal injuries.
Fire watch commander Keith Tuckerman said members of the public who righted the car acted with 'best intentions', but he urged others not to do the same in any future incidents.
He said: "There is a possibility they could have caused her more injury as a result.
"Our message would be that however bad the scene may appear, you should always wait until the emergency services arrive."