A WOMAN in her 20’s was cut free from her car after it ended up in a ditch in Benwick near Ramsey last night (Wednesday).

A WOMAN in her 20's was cut free from her car after it ended up in a ditch in Benwick near Ramsey last night (Wednesday).

Doctors from emergency medical charity Magpas issued painkillers and sedation to the woman, who had a suspected serious spinal injury.

Fire crews worked to remove the car doors and the roof so the woman could be freed from the vehicle as gently as possible.

She was then escorted by Magpas to Peterborough City Hospital in a land ambulance.

On arrival her condition was described as serious but stable.

Dr Fiona Bowles or Magpas, who attended the scene with volunteer paramedic Ash Richardson, said: "With the car at an angle in a ditch, getting our patient out safely was difficult, but the fire crew and the EEAST Ambulance crew on the scene worked brilliantly as a team.

"The danger of an incident like this happening at night, is the patient becomes colder and colder. What we were able to do was make her sleepy and comfortable. This hugely speeds up getting her to safety".