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Woman cut from crushed car

By: CFA Media

Category: Incidents - Structure

  3.28 PM 1 September, 2016

Location: District 8 News

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CFA firefighters rescued a woman trapped in a car, following a two-car collision around 12pm on Ballarto Rd in Junction Village today (1 September).

The car was badly damaged and firefighters needed to remove the roof and manoeuvre other parts inside the car to rescue the woman. She is now in the care of paramedics and has been air-lifted to hospital.

A woman and four children in the other car did not have any visible injuries, however were assessed by paramedics. Police also attended.

District 8 Rostered Duty Officer Cliff O’Connor said it was remarkable the outcome was not much worse.

“Both cars are pretty badly damaged so it was a close call,” Mr O’Connor said.

“Firefighters did a brilliant job getting the woman out of a heavily crushed vehicle and it was lucky the kids weren’t badly harmed.

“It was most definitely a multi-agency team effort, including several CFA volunteers from Langwarrin, and all involved worked seamlessly together.”

The incident was under control by 1.20pm. Two trucks from Cranbourne, a rescue vehicle from Dandenong and another from Langwarrin attended. 

Last Updated: 01 September 2016