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February 2, 2012 at 8:21 AM

Woman critically injured after collision with two garbage trucks.

A woman has been hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after her car collided with two garbage trucks on the Fourth Avenue bridge in Seattle this morning.

The woman, in her 40s, appears to have crossed the center line and collided head-on with the truck, witnesses told fire crews. The woman “clipped” one garbage truck with her Mazda Protege, she then struck the second truck head-on, said Seattle police spokesman Sgt. Sean Whitcomb.

The crash occurred at 6:45 a.m., said Seattle Fire Department spokesman Kyle Moore.

“The car collapsed around her. We had to cut off the top of the car and cut out the doors and pull her out. It took about 15 minutes,” Moore said.

There were no serious injuries to the truck drivers, police said.  The trucks involved are run by CleanScapes.

Seattle police have shut down all lanes in the 4800 block of Fourth Avenue South because of the crash.

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