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Update on ‘axe-wielding woman’ after crash

A woman allegeldy wielded an axe as rescue crews tried to help her from a crash scene. Picture: 7NEWS
A woman allegeldy wielded an axe as rescue crews tried to help her from a crash scene. Picture: 7NEWS

A woman has been charged after allegedly wielding an axe as rescue crews tried to extract her from a crash scene in Adelaide.

Just before 11pm on Friday, emergency services were called to Goodwood Road near Rosa Street after reports that a black Holden station wagon had crashed and rolled on to its side.

She has since been charged with driving without due care, carrying an offensive weapon and assaulting an emergency services worker.

A 33-year-old woman is expected to be charged with a number of offences after she threatened emergency workers with an axe when they arrived at the scene of a crash to help her. Picture: 7 NEWS
A 33-year-old woman is expected to be charged with a number of offences after she threatened emergency workers with an axe when they arrived at the scene of a crash to help her. Picture: 7 NEWS

Police say a 33-year-old woman behind the wheel of the car allegedly threatened emergency service workers with an axe.

Photos from the scene show a woman with her torso halfway outside of the driver seat window, with an axe gripped in her right hand.

She eventually dropped the weapon and was helped out of the car.

No one else was inside the car.

Rescue crews were eventually able to extract her from the car. Picture: 7 NEWS
Rescue crews were eventually able to extract her from the car. Picture: 7 NEWS

The woman was taken to the Royal Adelaide Hospital for treatment and a mental health assessment.

She is bailed and will appear in the Adelaide Magistrates Court on 24 July.