A shocking image has captured the moment a woman allegedly wielded 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.
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
The woman was taken to the Royal Adelaide Hospital for treatment and a mental health assessment.
She is expected to be released back into police custody and will face numerous charges including driving without due care and assaulting police.
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