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Firefighters use cutting equipment in rescue operation after crash on A20 in West Kingsdown

By Nicola Jordan

An elderly woman had to be cut free from a car after a three-vehicle crash in West Kingsdown this morning.

Paramedics also treated two other casualties after the accident at the junction of Hever Avenue and the A20 London Road at about 11am.

Firefighters used hydraulic cutting equipment to get the female driver out by removing the door.

Firefighters use specialist cutting equipment. Stock image Kent Fire and Rescue

Firefighters use specialist cutting equipment. Stock image: Kent Fire and Rescue

She was taken to hospital by ambulance and a man and woman were treated for minor injuries.

Crew manager Jason O'Reilly from Dartford Fire Station said the woman was stationary waiting to pull out of the junction when the two other cars collided into her.

Mr O'Reilly said: "She remained conscious throughout. We took the door away to give her more space rather than because of her injury.

"Because of her age she was taken to hospital as a precaution. The other two people involved suffered bruising."

A section of the road was closed for about 20 minutes.

Emergency crews were there for about an hour.

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