FIREFIGHTERS worked for more than an hour to free a woman trapped in her car following a crash.
The incident occurred on the A444 near to the Ricoh Arena on the outskirts of Bedworth after the injured motorist’s Daewoo was in collision with two parked vehicles, a van and a lorry.
Fire crews from both Nuneaton and Bedworth Fire Stations were called out to the emergency.
The casualty suffered serious leg injuries and was flown to University Hospital for treatment.
A spokesman for Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service, based at Bedworth, said: “It was quite a difficult rescue.
“The woman had struck two stationary vehicles, first a large wheel base van and a HGV lorry.
“She was trapped by her lower limbs and had open fractures.
“We opted not to take the roof off as it was raining quite hard and she was badly trapped, and got her out by taking off the sides of the car.”
Paramedics from West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) were on standby as the car was cut up using Clan Lucas equipment.
Medics gave her pain relief and placed her on a long board before carrying her to a waiting air ambulance.
WMAS sent a rapid response vehicle with a paramedic area support officer, an ambulance crew and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Staffordshire.
A WMAS spokesman said: “A car had collided with a lorry.
“The driver of the car, a woman in her 20s, had multiple leg fractures and bruising to her chest.
“She had been trapped for more than an hour and she had to be cut free from her badly damaged car by the fire service.
“Her fractures were immobilised and she was given pain relief before being flown to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire.”
The crash occurred shortly before 5.20pm on Thursday evening and caused long tailbacks to motorists heading in and out of Nuneaton and Bedworth.