Woman taken to hospital after car crashes into Derry Township hillside |

Woman taken to hospital after car crashes into Derry Township hillside

Jeff Himler

A woman was taken to Excela Latrobe Hospital for treatment after the car she was driving crashed into a hillside Thursday night along Route 981 in Derry Township.

Firefighters freed the woman after shoring up the southbound vehicle. “We had to stabilize the car,” said Bradenville Fire Chief Mark Piantine. “It was ready to tip over.”

The woman had an apparent leg injury and complained of head pain, according to Piantine.

Latrobe firefighters also responded to the wreck reported just after 10:30 p.m. between Strawcutter and Derbytown roads.

Traffic was shut down on Route 981 for about an hour.

State police were investigating the crash.

Jeff Himler is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 724-836-6622, [email protected] or via Twitter @jhimler_news.

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