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Woman trapped, injured in Nottingham rollover

NOTTINGHAM — Slippery conditions led to woman being trapped in her car on Route 4 Tuesday.

Police, firefighters and emergency personnel responded before 7 a.m. after a small hatchback rolled over, entrapping a woman. The accident occurred near the intersection of Route 4 and Merry Hill Road.

Police Chief Gunner Foss said this was one of many weather-related crashes Tuesday morning.

“We had several accidents at once,” Foss said, adding he responded to the rollover from another minor accident.

Foss said the accident, which was caused by slick conditions, occurred after the woman lost control, drove up an embankment and rolled over.

“It was horribly slippery — you couldn’t even walk it was so slippery,” Foss said.

While firefighters from Nottingham, Lee and Epsom used hydraulic extrication equipment to free the woman from the car, Foss said he climbed into the car to help calm the woman and keep her from moving too much, as a precaution.

As a result of the busy morning, Foss said he didn’t have the chance to obtain the woman’s identity yet.

“She was hysterical,” Foss said, adding Nottingham ambulance crews drove the woman, who suffered non-life-threatening injuries to her shoulder, to Concord Hospital.

“It took forever to get her out,” Foss said, adding firefighters worked well together to free her.

Meanwhile, Foss said officers from Nottingham and Northwood responded to help direct traffic along Route 4 during the busy morning commute.

“That time of day it’s brutal,” Foss said, adding the accidents and slippery conditions only made things worse.

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