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Crews rescue passenger from disabled bus on turnpike

Published July 06. 2014 01:07PM

A passenger of a disabled tour bus had to be rescued Sunday morning after falling down a steep embankment.

The incident began just after 8 a.m. when the bus had mechanical difficulties in the north bound lanes of the Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania at the 80.6 mile marker.

Some of the passengers left the bus and one of them fell down a steep embankment.

Franklin township firefighters used steep terrain rescue gear to bring the victim back to the roadway.

Lehighton paramedics treated the victim at the scene.

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