Woman Becomes Trapped In Vehicle After Rollover Crash
A vehicle rolled onto its side Friday morning on East Main Road and Ethel Drive.
Portsmouth firefighters freed a woman trapped in a vehicle after a rollover crash Friday morning on East Main Road at Ethel Drive.
The crash occurred just after 8 a.m. The two vehicles involved were traveling in opposite directions on East Main Road at the time.
A vehicle was attempting to turn onto Ethel Drive from East Main Road, when the vehicle was struck on its side by another vehicle, according to Capt. Michael O'Brien of the Portsmouth Fire Department.
The strucked vehicle rolled on its side, causing the woman driver to become trapped inside the car.
"She was trapped for about 10 to 15 minutes," said O'Brien. "We were able to extricate her by removing the windshield."
The woman was then transported by ambulance to Newport Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.
The driver and passenger in the second vehicle were also transported to local hospitals.
A man was transported to Charlton Memorial Hospital, while a woman was transported to Newport Hospital. Both of their injuries are believed to be minor, according to O'Brien.
A "mechanical error," however, resulted in one of the ambulances breaking down on route to Charlton Memorial Hospital.
O'Brien said the ambulance, carrying a patient, broke down near Food Works Restaurant while on the way to Charlton Hospital.
The victim was transferred to another Portsmouth ambulance, which transported the patient to Fall River.
Two lanes of East Main Road were temporarily closed to traffic during the response.