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Man lifeflighted after West Penn crash

Published September 12. 2013 05:00PM

A male passenger had to be lifeflighted after the sport utility vehicle he was in flipped over a guard rail along the southbound side of West Penn Pike (SR309) in West Penn Township last night. Firefighters were called to the 2000 block of West Penn Pike (on the Blue Mountain) around 9:30 p.m. for a report of a vehicle over an embankment with entrapment. Firefighters had to use hydraulic equipment to free the man from the vehicle. PennSTAR 5 helicopter landed at the Sovereign Bank field at the intersection of SR895 and SR309 to transport the man to St. Luke's Hospital in Bethlehem. The female driver of the vehicle, who got out on her own, was later transported to the hospital via ambulance. Responding were West Penn Fire Company, Tamaqua Rescue, Penn Mahoning Ambulance, Tamaqua Ambulance and West Penn Fire Police.

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