Cape Coral Fire Department

Published: Nov 04, 2013 3:41 PM EST

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- One person was injured after a two-vehicle crash, on SE 47th St. at SE 15th Ave., just after noon today. Cape Coral firefighters used the "jaws of life" to free her from her overturned vehicle.

A sedan and minivan were involved in the crash, and the minivan had flipped onto the driver’s side. The female driver was trapped inside the vehicle when firefighters arrived. They removed the windshield and used hydraulic extrication equipment, commonly referred to as the "jaws of life," to displace a portion of the roof in order to get the woman out.

The victim was conscious and alert during the rescue effort, and was transported by Lee County EMS for head pain as a precautionary measure.

The driver of the other vehicle was not injured.

The cause of the crash is under investigation by the Cape Coral Police Department.