By: KDKA-TV News Staff

CASTLE SHANNON (KDKA) – First responders were called to rescue a man who drove off the road and down a steep hillside in Castle Shannon.

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Just before 9:00 p.m., Castle Shannon Police and Castle Shannon Volunteer Fire Department were called to the 3100 block of Library Road for a car that drove over a hillside.

Once on the scene, they found an SUV approximately 40 feet over a steep embankment above Saw Mill Run Creek.

Their investigation found the driver, an adult male, crashed through a guardrail, traveled 200 feet through the wooded hillside before being stopped by trees.

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The fire chief told KDKA the trees stopped him from tumbling into the creek.

The driver was taken to the hospital to be treated for a head injury and other injuries.

The crash remains under investigation.

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