A woman had to be cut from a car after two vehicles collided at a Masterton roundabout on Wednesday morning. PHOTO/GEORGE SHIERS.

George Shiers

A woman had to be cut out of a car after a two-vehicle crash at a Masterton roundabout on Wednesday morning.

The crash took place at a roundabout at the intersection of Lincoln Rd and Chapel St at about 10.20am. Fire, police and ambulance services were all needed at the scene.

There were two fire vehicles that attended the crash and officers proceeded to remove people trapped in cars. Alongside the vehicle from the Masterton fire station, one vehicle came from the Rimutaka station as the crew were in Masterton for a training exercise.

One car, a red Peugeot, had been struck on the passenger side, trapping an elderly woman inside.

Masterton fire station officer Doug Flowerday said fire crew treated minor injuries and cut one person from a car.

“We cut one person from a vehicle that had a side impact,” he said.

“There were a few minor injuries, fire crew did the rescue and assisted with patients and scene control.”

Fire services used extrapolation tools, also known as the Jaws of Life, to cut off the car door and free the woman.

A baby was also a passenger on the back seat but was unharmed.

A second elderly woman was helped out of the second car, a blue Toyota people-carrier.

One person was treated at the scene for moderate injuries, Wellington Free Ambulance confirmed. The person was not taken to hospital for further treatment.



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