An elderly woman was trapped inside her car for several hours following a serious single motor vehicle collision on County Road 49 south of County Road 35 that happened just before 1 a.m. on Sunday.
According to police, the collision was called in by a nearby resident who was walking out of her home and observed the damaged passenger van in the ditch. Just before 8 a.m., the resident located an injured, elderly woman trapped inside the vehicle and called 911.
According to the investigation, the driver had been travelling southbound on County Road 49 and lost control on the icy roads.
The vehicle rolled over into the ditch causing substantial damage to it and injuring the driver.
Police say no one witnessed the collision and the vehicle was not visible to passing motorists resulting in the driver remaining trapped until the local resident was exiting her home, observing the wreckage.
The driver, a 75-year-old woman from Hallowell was transported to Picton Hospital with serious but non life threatening injuries.
Meanwhile, Centre Hastings OPP continue to investigate a serious three vehicle crash that happened on December 26 on Highway 7 approximately two kilometres east of Flinton Road in the Municipality of Tweed.
At 1:49 p.m. officers responded to the collision involving two eastbound vehicles and one westbound vehicle.
Three ambulances attended the scene as well as the Tweed Fire Department who extricated one driver from a vehicle. Two drivers as well as a passenger involved were transported to hospital with life threatening injuries.
A portion of Highway 7 remained closed for several hours while OPP Technical Traffic Collision Investigators examined the collision. The highway was re-opened at 9 p.m.