A YOUNG Ammanford teacher was trapped in car for nearly an hour while firemen battled to free her.
Twenty-one-year-old Bethan Williams, a student teacher at Amman Valley Comprehensive School, was involved in a horror crash at Tycroes on Tuesday morning.
The collision was the second serious accident on local roads in 24 hours.
The crash on the Coopers Flats opposite the Brynteg Garage happened at 8.15 am.
Renault driver, Bethan Williams, of Bridgend, was gently lifted from her mangled car after it was in collision with a ports car.
“She was very seriously trapped by her legs, it was obvious she had multiple fractures and there was a possibility of back injury,” said a senior fire officer.
“It took 45 minutes to remove the top of the vehicle and the driver's seat. She was removed still sitting in the seat.”
Triumph Spitfire driver, David Tiddy (22), of Garn Cottage, Llandybie, was rushed to hospital immediately after the accident. “He appeared to be suffering from cuts to the face and leg injuries, but was not trapped.
“The ambulance service maintained constant vigilance over the woman and treated her while we tried to free her,” he added.
Fire and ambulance crews arrived at the scene of the crash within minutes.
Garage manager, Mr. Len Jones, who telephoned for help, said “All I heard was a big bang”.
Both crash victims were taken to Morriston Hospital where Bethan Williams was said to be “comfortable” after surgery and David Tiddy was “stable” on Tuesday afternoon.