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VIDEO: Woman trapped in shock smash, prompts police warning

A WOMAN has been issued with an infringement notice for failing to give way following a serious traffic crash last week.

The 64-year-old driver was trapped inside of her car after it collided with another vehicle and rolled at the intersection of Wallace and Percy St last Monday afternoon.

A female driver was trapped in her car when it rolled over at Percy St after colliding with another car Photo Sophie Lester / Warwick Daily News
A female driver was trapped in her car when it rolled over at Percy St after colliding with another car Photo Sophie Lester / Warwick Daily News Sophie Lester

AS IT HAPPENED:

A video of the crash shows the driver cross into the intersection without looking, slamming straight into oncoming traffic.

"The footage of this incident highlights how easily innocent motorists can be killed or injured when drivers disobey traffic signs, including give way signs, stop signs or red traffic lights," Warwick Police Acting Senior Sergeant Shane Reid said.

"Particularly when crossing intersections all drivers should be prepared to be able to slow down or avoid a crash if another driver is disobeying a traffic signal."

Emergency service crews had worked to free the woman from her vehicle before she was transported to Warwick Hospital.

Fire and Emergency crews worked with paramedics to free the female driver trapped in her vehicle after it rolled over on Percy St Photo Sophie Lester / Warwick Daily News
Fire and Emergency crews worked with paramedics to free the female driver trapped in her vehicle after it rolled over on Percy St Photo Sophie Lester / Warwick Daily News Sophie Lester

The other female driver was taken to hospital with only minor injuries but both vehicles were substantially damaged.

Failure to stop at a red light or stop sign, or give way at a give-way sign, each attract a fine of $341 and 3 point license deduction.

A charge of driving without due care and attention is more serious however, and will result in a court appearance.

"In Warwick we have a large number of traffic crashes at intersections which are the result of a driver disobeying a traffic sign or signal," Acting Snr Sgt Reid said. 

"In the majority of cases had they been obeyed a crash would not have resulted."

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