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Firefighters cut trapped woman out of flipped car on Prospect Park West • Brooklyn Paper

Firefighters cut trapped woman out of flipped car on Prospect Park West

Cutting through: Firefighters cut through the overturned car on Prospect Park West to get to the woman trapped inside.
Photo by Paul Martinka

Firefighters used the Jaws of Life tool to cut an elderly woman out of her Hyundai Elantra in Park Slope on Thursday, after she flipped the four-door import onto the drivers’ side on Prospect Park West and became trapped inside.

New York’s Bravest found the woman in the sideways car between 10th and 11th streets at around 3:15 pm, according to ace photographer Paul Martinka, who was there in a flash to catch the action.

She and the driver of a white Nissan Murano appeared to have collided, he said.

Firemen used the famed cutting device and a saw to slice through the vehicle’s cab and pry back the roof, before successfully extracting the injured lady, he said.

Emergency responders took both the woman and the Nissan drivers to the hospital, Martinka said.

Neither the Fire Department or Police Department responded to requests for comment by press deadline, but check back for updates

Reach reporter Colin Mixson at cmixson@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-4505.

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