Elderly woman trapped

AN ELDERLY woman was rushed to hospital with a collapsed lung after another driver allegedly failed to give way and hit her car on Sunday.

Emergency services including police, paramedics, the SES and fire fighters rushed to the scene of the collision at Griffin Avenue on Sunday afternoon. 

A 77-year-old Griffith woman was trapped in her car for more than an hour while emergency services worked to free her.

When she was finally released, the badly injured woman was taken via ambulance to Griffith Base Hospital. 

Police believe the woman was driving her car in an easterly direction along Griffin Avenue at about 3.30pm, when a vehicle driven by a 32-year-old Griffith man allegedly failed to give way at the Harwood Road intersection and crashed into the woman’s car. 

The woman’s car was forced off the road into a dry channel, while the man’s vehicle also left the road and crashed into a tree. 

Both drivers were taken to hospital.

The woman was admitted with suspected fractured ribs and a possible collapsed lung. 

Police will talk to both drivers later this week.  As a result of the crash, the intersection was closed to all traffic for about 90 minutes.

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