LEOMINSTER (CBS) – Rescuers freed a woman from her car after she drove through a guardrail and over an embankment in Leominster Tuesday afternoon.

A car went over an embankment in Leominster (Photo courtesy Scott LaPrade)

A car went over an embankment in Leominster (Photo courtesy Scott LaPrade)

The crash happened on Water Street, which is a dead end.

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The car flipped several times before coming to a rest at the bottom of the hill.

Rescuers had to cut through the roof of the car to free the woman.

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She was taken to UMass Medical Center in Worcester with facial and head injuries.

The accident is under investigation.

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Residents on the street say other cars have crashed over the same cliff.