A WOMAN in her 70s had to be released from an upturned car following a rush-hour collision.
The crash happened on King Street in Mold at teatime yesterday when the roads were busy with Christmas shoppers and workers driving home.
Two cars were involved in the accident at about 5.45pm. One car ended up on its roof in the street and witnesses reported considerable damage to the garden wall of a residential property. The other vehicle was also damaged.
Paramedics and fire crews helped release one woman from a car and a spokesman for North Wales Ambulance Service said she was taken to Wrexham Maelor Hospital with minor injuries.
Another woman in her 40s was checked by ambulance crews at the scene.
Leader reporter Neil Bellis, who lives near to the disused Bridge Inn pub, said he was indoors when he heard what sounded like a wheelie bin being dragged along the ground.
He said when he looked outside he saw a car on its roof and a wall that had been “half-demolished”.
At least 10 people near the scene helped to release the driver from the upside-down car.
"A lot of people were helping,” he said. “Quite a few people came out of their houses to see if they could help.
“There were also people who had got out of their cars and two lads who stopped the traffic.”
He said another woman whose car seemed to have been scraped was talking to police on her mobile phone “trying to explain what had happened”.
Others had checked the car to make sure it was safe and to ensure no one else was trapped inside.
He said the driver of the car had been conscious but looked “really shaken”.
A spokesman for North Wales Fire and Rescue Service said they responded to a call at just before 5.50pm.
One fire crew from Buckley assisted with the release of a casualty who was then taken to hospital by ambulance.
l Fire crews attended a car fire following a road traffic collision yesterday evening.
Two vehicles were involved in the crash on Corwen Road in Treuddyn, near Mold.
A spokesman for North Wales Fire and Rescue Service said they were called at just after 6pm with reports that a car was on fire following a two-vehicle collision.
“Damage was confined to the engine compartment,” he said.
No one is thought to have been injured in the incident.
One crew from Wrexham attended the incident and put out the fire.