Woman freed from crash after car rolls down busy carriageway

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By Rory Reynolds

A WOMAN has survived a terrifying rush hour ordeal after her car flipped over and hurled down a busy carriageway.

The car came to a standstill on the busy A1, near Dunbar, East Lothian, leaving a female driver trapped in the vehicle, at around 7.05am yesterday morning.

The road was closed and huge tailbacks emerged while crews from Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue Service used hydraulic cutting tools to safely free the woman.

The driver was then taken to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary by ambulance after having been stuck in the smashed vehicle for around two hours.

The woman was suffering from neck and back injuries, which were not thought to be serious.A spokeswoman for the Scottish Ambulance Service said: “We attended a road traffic accident involving a single car on the A1, one mile from Dunbar.

“One patient was involved but it looks as if they are trapped because of the wreckage, not an injury, as Medic One was not called for.

“I believe the car flipped over two or three times.”

A spokeswoman for Lothian & Borders Police said: “We had one car involved in an accident on the A1 northbound, 200 yards from the flyover.

“There does not appear to be any serious injury to the driver of the car.”

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