Annangrove woman in critical condition

A 51-year-old Annangrove woman remains in a critical condition after driving into a power pole on Saturday.

Sergeant Steve Andrews, from The Hills Highway Patrol Unit, said three  witnesses saw her car move from side to side within the lane, before spinning 180 degrees and hitting a power pole on the northern side of Annnangrove Road, Annangrove, on the driver’s side.

The incident occurred about 10.45am on Saturday.

Ambulance paramedics called a CareFlight specialist trauma doctor shortly before 11am to fly to the scene to help treat the woman as fire-rescue officers worked for 20 minutes to free her.

The rapid-response helicopter landed in a paddock adjacent to where the sole occupant crashed her car on Annangrove Road.

The CareFlight doctor said the woman was badly trapped, leaving her with severe chest and head injuries.

The doctor administered blood transfusions and placed the woman in an induced coma as a pre-hospital start to intensive care treatment.

She was then driven to Westmead Hospital where she remains with serious critical internal injuries, Sergeant Andrews told the News this morning.

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