Firefighters were called to help a woman who had become trapped in her car in Rayleigh.
The women had a fall at home, and had attempted to drive herself to the hospital but on her way there she had to pull over and call 999 as she was unable to continue driving.
Crews worked with paramedics to rescue the woman by cutting the roof off her car and lifting her out on a spinal board. She was left in the care of the Ambulance Service.
Firefighters moved the car to a safe position and left the incident at 23:41hrs.