JEFFERSON HILLS (KDKA) – Two people were rescued after their vehicle went over a hillside and hit a tree in Jefferson Hills Friday morning.

According to officials at the scene, the incident happened near the south entrance of Jefferson Hospital around 9:30 a.m.

An older woman was driving at the time. It is believed she hit the gas instead of the brake.

The vehicle jumped the curb, traveled about 100 feet down the hillside and struck a tree.

“We assisted the passenger out via her own power. The driver was placed in a Stokes basket complaining of minor to moderate injuries,” Jefferson Hills Firefighter Chris Ceccarelli said.

Sarah Calderone, an employee at the hospital, happened to be outside when the crash happened. She heard the car’s horn blowing and called 911 after she saw it over the hillside.

“It hit a tree. If it had not hit the tree, I believe it would have gone down onto Cole Valley,” Calderone said.

There is no word on the driver’s condition, but her injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

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