A WOMAN was rescued after her car collided with a tree yesterday (July 19).

Three fire crews, from Glastonbury, Street and Somerton, attended the incident in Butleigh.

The incident happened around 4pm, and it was finally under control by 6.15pm.

The casualty was taken to hospital once she was released.

"The car, which had left the carriageway and collided with a tree, caused the female casualty to be severely trapped," said a spokesperson for Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service.

"Crews worked alongside ambulance paramedics to initially stabilise the vehicle, before first removing one side of the vehicle for paramedics to provide medical assistance, and then the roof to allow for extrication of the patient.

"This was achieved using three sets of hydraulic cutting equipment and stabilisation equipment.

"Once released the casualty was conveyed to hospital via road ambulance.

"The vehicle and scene were made safe before duty of care was left with the police.