A PENSIONER had to be cut free from the wreckage of her car after an accident in Ferryhill.

The woman, in her 70s, was driving a Toyota which collided with a railings outside Dean Bank Primary School at about 9am on Thursday, December 20.

Fire appliances from Spennymoor and Newton Aycliffe were called to the scene to free the woman, who was taken to the James Cook University Hospital, in Middlesbrough with spinal injuries.

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No other vehicles were involved.