CHURCHILL (KDKA) — Emergency responders made a miraculous rescue after a car plummeted over a hillside along the Parkway East in Churchill, to its final resting spot hundreds of feet below.
With precision and patience, firefighters strategically pulled the driver of the white SUV up a hillside to safety in a stokes basket. That person was then taken to the hospital in an ambulance.
It’s unclear how the driver ended up in the ravine.
The driver visibly plowed through the guardrail before ending up over the hillside.
The crash happened Monday morning along I-376, heading east near the Rodi Road exit in Churchill.
Emergency vehicles lined the guardrail in the right lane for hours.
After that, the white SUV was pulled up the hill by a crane, then towed away.
It’s unclear how the driver is doing at this time.
State police are handling the investigation.
The crash is caused outbound traffic in the area to back-up during the morning rush hour.