Emergency services working to free trapped elderly woman in Warrnambool

RESPONSE: Emergency services on Skiddaw Crescent are working to free the woman.Picture: ROB GUNSTONE
RESPONSE: Emergency services on Skiddaw Crescent are working to free the woman.Picture: ROB GUNSTONE

UPDATE 8pm: The woman has been stabilised and taken to the Alfred Hospital via air, according to a Warrnambool Base Hospital spokeswoman.

UPDATE 4.15pm: A Warrnambool Base Hospital spokeswoman said the woman was in a critical condition.

The spokeswoman said she would be transferred to a Melbourne hospital after stabilisation. 

UPDATE 3.30pm: A Warrnambool SES spokesman said three trucks responded to the incident.

“With the assistance of paramedics and CFA members, SES rescue operators freed the casualty from entrapment in less than 30 minutes using the jaws of life heavy hydraulic equipment to lift the car,” the spokesman said.

“A total of 14 SES personnel attended along with Victoria police, CFA and ambulance crews.”

UPDATE 2.05pm: Sergeant Tom Morris from Warrnambool police said the woman had “significant injuries”.

The incident occurred about 1.20pm.

“It appears a gentleman has reversed a Ford up the driveway for repairs,” Sergeant Morris said.

“His wife was walking up the drive at the same time. The car has rolled forward towards her. She attempted to stop the car and unfortunately it has rolled over her and trapped her.” 

Sergeant Morris said emergency services worked quickly to free the woman. 

“The SES and CFA worked really well together to jack the car up and free her so the ambulance officers could work on her,” he said.

“She has significant injuries.”

UPDATE 1.58pm: The woman has now been freed and has been taken by ambulance to Warrnambool Base Hospital.

EARLIER: An elderly woman is trapped under a car in Warrnambool. 

Emergency services are on the scene at a residential property on Skiddaw Crescent working to free the woman. Her condition is unknown.

Police, ambulance, SES and CFA are in attendance. Police have advised traffic to avoid the area.

More to come.