Car came to rest on its side. Firefighters free her an hour later
An Arvin woman was trapped in her wrecked car for nearly an hour Thursday afternoon after a single vehicle accident on Gardner Field road east of Taft.
The victim, whose name was not immediately available, was partially ejected and had one leg pinned under the car.?However, she remained conscious through the ordeal and talked with rescuers as they worked to free her.
At one point, she held the hand of Hall Ambulance paramedic Josh Edwards while firefighters stabilized the vehicle.
The accident occurred just before 5 p.m.
The car, a Hyundai Elantra, was eastbound on Gardner Field Road just west of the California Aqueduct when it went off the right shoulder and overturned, landing on its side with the driver pinned partially between the car and the ground.
Kern County firefighters first stabilized the vehicle to keep it from falling over, then cut off the roof to free her.
She was finally removed from the wrecked car about 5:45 p.m.
Once the victim was out, paramedics splinted the leg pinned under the car and she was taken to a waiting helicopter to be flown to Kern Medical Center.
Firefighters classified her injuries as moderate.