Pensioner cut free from zimmer frame

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FIREFIGHTERS had to cut free a pensioner from a zimmer frame after an accident at her home.

The 90-year-old’s left arm became wedged in the metal walker after she suffered a fall at sheltered housing accommodation in Manor Road, Concord, Washington.

Paramedics and firefighters were called to the scene. The woman was given painkillers before being rushed to Sunderland Royal Hospital with a dislocated and fractured arm after the incident on Tuesday morning.

A spokesman for Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service said: “The casualty was released by fire and rescue personnel using cutting equipment to remove the zimmer frame.

“Paramedics were in attendance and they administered morphine.”