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Vehicle rolled after swerving to avoid wildlife

- By RYAN MALCOLM

A WOMAN was transporte­d to Albury Wodonga Health with upper body injuries, after swerving into a tree while travelling south along Beechworth-Wodonga Road on Sunday morning.

SES units from Beechworth and Wodonga were joined by Ambulance, CFA and Police crews at the single vehicle crash site shortly after 5am, when a single occupant was located trapped inside the rolled-over vehicle.

Sergeant Mal Clarke of Beechworth Police said the 45-year-old Yackandand­ah woman had swerved the vehicle after spotting a wallaby, over-correcting her steering and striking a tree before the car came to rest.

Emergency service crews worked to cut the woman from the car, eventually freeing her shortly before 6:30am at which time she was handed over to the care of paramedics.

An Ambulance Victoria spokespers­on said the woman had been transferre­d to hospital in a stable condition.

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