Woman trapped


A CAR rolled twice and ended up on its side after running into the rear of a car waiting to turn into The Briars, Nepean Highway, Mt Martha, last week.

A 44-year-old Mornington woman driving a Toyota Kluger was trapped for an hour after colliding with a Holden Commodore driven by a 74-year-old Dromana woman, 3.40pm, Tuesday 17 March.

CFA crews from Mount Martha, Mornington and Dromana attended. CFA Commander Brandon Crowder said the Jaws-of-Life was used to free the woman by cutting off the roof of her car to gain safe access and maintain spinal stability. She was flown by air ambulance to The Alfred hospital and the Dromana woman taken by road ambulance to the Frankston Hospital. They were said to be not seriously injured.

Sergeant Bruce Buchan, of Somerville Highway Patrol, said both cars were travelling north when the crash occurred near Uralla Drive. The Nepean Highway was closed in both directions for about two hours.

First published in the Southern Peninsula News – 24 March 2020


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