Condo local in hospital after crashing into Forbes dentist

A 52-year-old Condobolin woman has been seriously injured after being trapped under the front of her vehicle in Forbes last Thursday.

• A 52-year-old Condobolin woman was trapped under the front of her car after crashing into the Forbes Family Dentists last Thursday. Photo: The Forbes Advocate

By Lara Pearce

A 52-year-old Condobolin woman has been seriously injured after being trapped under the front of her vehicle in Forbes last Thursday.

At around 4:40pm, police and ambulance were called to the Forbes Family Dentists building on Templar Street in Forbes with reports of an injured woman at the location.

Witnesses told police that the woman had reverse parked her Ford station wagon and, when getting out of the car, had accidentally hit the accelerator. The car jumped the kerb and reversed through the wall of the dentists, trapping her under the front of the car.

Witnesses were quick on the scene, freeing the woman and rendering first aid. She had seriously injured one of her legs and was treated by paramedics before being taken to Forbes Hospital.

The 52-year-old was later transferred to Orange Base Hospital in a stable condition.

No one else was injured in the incident, as the Forbes Family Dentists had closed its doors shortly before hand and no staff or patients were in the reception area or on the kerb.

Police stated that the vehicle was seized and will undergo a mechanical examination.

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