Woman dies as car crashes through garden wall in Plymouth
AN elderly woman has died in a horrific collision which saw a car crash through a garden wall.
The fire service said a 75-year-old woman became seriously injured when her Daewoo saloon collided with a wall, ploughing straight through stones and into a garden, in St Peters Road, Honicknowle at around 12.10pm yesterday.
Two fire crews from Crownhill and Greenbank helped release the woman who had become trapped, by removing a car door with hydraulic rescue equipment.
Firefighters then helped paramedics to get the casualty into an ambulance and she was taken to Derriford Hospital.
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No other vehicles were involved in this collision.
A spokesperson for South West Ambulance Trust said they sent an ambulance and a an ambulance car to the scene within minutes of receiving the emergency call.
A paramedic performed advanced life support, the spokesperson said, before taking her to Derriford Hospital.
The patient was later pronounced dead.
The spokesperson said: "Our paramedics did all they could to try and save this patient.
"The Trust would like to convey its deepest and most sincere condolences to the patient's family."
Police said the Serious Collisions Unit had started an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident.
A police spokesperson said: "Police collision investigators were attending the scene to ascertain the course of events."
Police were appealing for any witnesses to the incident.
If you or anyone you know has any information call police on 101 quoting 264 270912.