Wheelchair-bound woman freed after being trapped in car on West Coast

The woman has been treated for minor to moderate injuries.

The woman has been treated for minor to moderate injuries.

A wheelchair-bound woman has been freed after she was trapped in a car that had gone down a West Coast bank. 

A police spokesman said the car had run off Bell Hill Rd, near Moana, just before 2pm on Friday. 

The car had gone 3 metres down a bank. The woman, who recently had surgery and was in a wheelchair, was initially trapped in the car. 

She was removed from the car by emergency services and treated for minor to moderate injuries. 

It is understood the car was a rental vehicle. 

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