A WONTHAGGI woman was airlifted to hospital on Thursday, December 5, after being trapped between a car and a caravan in a freak accident.
Emergency services responded to a triple-zero call from the woman’s husband at around 10.30am.
It took the CFA and SES over an hour to safely get her out before she was treated on the scene for lower body injuries and then flown to the Alfred Hospital in a stable condition.
Police at the scene said the extent of the injuries would be unknown until she had gotten to hospital and received scans for internal damage.
The Wonthaggi resident was helping her husband move their caravan when they lost control of it and it began rolling back down a sloped driveway towards their car, which was parked on the street.
In their attempts to stop the caravan, the man was knocked to the ground, while the woman got caught and was trapped between the car and the caravan.
Emergency services had to work very delicately while manoeuvring and chocking the caravan and car, to not worsen the situation.
In all, there were six emergency vehicles that responded to the scene, blocking the road to traffic while the rescue was underway.
Crushed by a caravan