The woman was driving a Volvo X360 when she collided with the BMW in front of her.
The car flipped and landed on its roof outside St Columba’s Church on Muirdale Terrace in Edinburgh.
The BMW then hit a Skoda in front of it.
The accident happened just before 11:30am today (Wed).
The woman was taken to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary with chest pains thought to be caused by her seatbelt.
Police, ambulance and fire crews were all on scene.