Chilliwack firefighters work to free a woman trapped in her vehicle after a collision at Hazel and First Avenue.

Elderly woman driver trapped inside her car after crash

A 90-year-old woman driver was trapped inside her car after it was broad-sided by another vehicle driven by a 75-year-old woman at the intersection of First Avenue and Hazel Street in Chilliwack Tuesday.

A 90-year-old woman driver was trapped inside her car after it was broad-sided by another vehicle driven by a 75-year-old woman at the intersection of First Avenue and Hazel Street in Chilliwack Tuesday.

A Chilliwack fire and rescue team were able to pop the driver’s door with the jaws of life and free the shaken, but conscious woman after a neck brace was fitted in place.

The woman appeared uninjured, but was taken to hospital by ambulance for examination.

RCMP Cpl. Tammy Hollingsworth later said the woman is not complaining of any injuries, despite her age, and will probably be released from hospital today.

The 75-year-old driver of the second vehicle was not injured.

Police said the older woman had stopped before pulling out onto First Avenue, but apparently did not see the eastbound vehicle, which crashed into the driver’s side of her car.

The collision happened at about 9:57 a.m., and police said it’s not clear yet if charges will be laid.

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