A serious crash caused traffic chaos in Colchester.
A silver Mini Cooper car was involved in a collision with a red Ford Fiesta ST on Westway, shortly after 9am.
The female driver of the Mini was trapped for about 30 minutes. Firefighters from Colchester fire station's green watch used specialist cutting equipment to free her.
She was taken by ambulance to Colchester General Hospital with a suspected broken arm.
Westway was closed in both directions while emergency services freed the woman and cleared up the debris.
- Police are appealing for anyone who saw the accident to call Stanway road policing unit on 01206 762512