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Woman injured after being trapped beneath SUV in Unity

Paul Peirce
| Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, 5:57 a.m.

Firefighters rescued a woman whose leg became trapped beneath her sport-utility vehicle when it went over an embankment Friday near St. Vincent Basilica in Unity Township.

The incident happened about 5:15 a.m. on Fraser Purchase Road, a Westmoreland County emergency dispatcher said.

Lloydsville volunteer firefighters and surrounding fire departments used jacks and other tools to free the woman.

“We don't know all the circumstances on how it happened, but somehow her vehicle rolled back over her, injuring her leg,” firefighter Mitch Samick said.

“After we stablized the sport-utility vehicle, we were able to use jacks and lift the vehicle off of her,” Samick said.

Medics rushed the woman to a hospital. It's unclear how seriously she was injured.

State police are investigating.

Paul Peirce is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 724-850-2860, ppeirce@tribweb.com or via Twitter @ppeirce_trib.

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