Cars wreck, catch fire in Baton Rouge

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Posted: Jan 18, 2013 11:24 AM by Russell Jones
Updated: Jan 18, 2013 12:31 PM
Source: Baton Rouge Police Department

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Topics: wreck, car, fire, entrapment, trapped, greenwell, springs, road

BATON ROUGE - Emergency responders had to cut an elderly woman from her SUV after a wreck on Greenwell Springs Road this morning.

It happened at the intersection of Greenwell Springs and Platt Drive. Surveillance video showed the woman's vehicle turning left at the intersection, then getting hit in the passenger's side by an oncoming vehicle.

One of the vehicles caught fire, and the woman was trapped in her SUV. Firefighters had to use hydraulic cutters to remove her from the vehicle.

She and a person from the other vehicle were both taken to the hospital.

News 2's Michael Shingleton will have more on this dramatic rescue and the investigation into the crash tonight at 5 and 6.

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